Get set now, the countdown has started.
The countdown to what, you may ask. Be patient, and I’ll tell you. If you want to get into my game, you must first abide by one condition: one which says that the real question now is not to know whether the social networks and online video games are a good or a bad thing, but rather whether the internet would still be possible – still exist – without them. My answer is no. The death of the social networks and online video games – which, as you know, are just another sort of a social network -, shall bring the death of the internet.
It’s like a smartphone without applications. What would it be? Nothing. Nada. Zilch. I think you agree.
The righteous – often self-proclaimed – say that the social networks are about showoff at best, Exhibitionism at worst. Wrong. The social networks are about communication and sharing. Even one-way communication and sharing are still communication and sharing. No need to waste your time trying to prove it, or to determine the content of such communication and sharing; there’s nothing to prove; nothing to explain.
It is just that those who do not agree with this definition shall not be concerned with the countdown. Full stop!
And what about applications, what purpose do they serve? They serve to make that communication and that sharing easier. To diversify them, and make them multipurpose and longlasting. Or so they should. The sine qua non of their sustainability, in the eyes of their users, is the perception of their usefulness in that perspective. Looking at it from that angle, I must admit that not many applications have passed the test of time.
There is one, however, which within the next ten days is going to pass the test of time, with – trust me – a big chance of huge success. But hush! I won’t be telling more for now.
See you next week!
The countdown has started. 10, 9, 8, …