It must be about that Time
So, having been Time’s Person of the Year for a couple of days now, I can look back on the experience and say that it’s a bit like waking up in a Tijuana with a stranger’s name tattoo’d across my chest in six inch high letters. I don’t quite remember how I got here, I know it wasn’t planned, and I certainly didn’t expect to find Kevin Nalty in bed beside me.
Time magazine picked “you” as their Person of the Year. Presuming “you” are all about the online video, the social media, the Wiki and the WordPress, the MySpace and the crowd-sourced media. Presumably if “you” are Ted Kazinski, say, your statuette from Time isn’t just “lost in the mail”.
But the rest of us? Well, speaking for myself, I’m watching NFL running backs get “jacked up” on PrimeTime, whle balancing the warm, testicle-radiating glow of my MacBook Pro on my lap, so I can stay jacked in. So I guess I qualify.
That being the case, I figured it was about time I started gathering some of my own online ventures and explorations under one roof. Hence, this blog. While there’s something a little cheesy about the “first post manifesto”, my goal here is to touch on the disparate strands of online media that interest me. Because I’m nothing if not self absorbed. But at this point, I think I should really show, not tell…