It's kind of wild the way mobile phones have made the internet, specifically social media, this constant and mandatory thing in such a short amount of time.
Whilst the memory is hazy I still remember when the internet could be classed as a hobby. It was something you could choose to ignore most of the time, only using it when you needed it for something.
I remember that just over 10 years ago I made a choice to spend more time on the internet. I, by choice, put effort into learning how to exist on the internet, learning what people were doing here and why. And it's just. Not a choice anymore.
I don't really look at this time through rose-tinted lenses, but it's difficult for me to think about it objectively, when it's a time so linked to my teenage years. I guess this change was inevitable with the rise of the mobile phone / tiny powerful computer that you take everywhere, but it truly is insane how social media is such a huge part of our culture and how we communicate with each other and understand the world. Maybe this is how people felt about the radio, or television, or even written language.
Idk. Idk where I'm going with this. But it feels kind of nice to write a post that is very old-school "weblog"-esque. Web 2.0 terms like that feel so redundant now, this is no longer a web-log because the distinction of "web" has become meaningless; this is isn't a seperate place anymore, it's not even a tool to communicate, this is just communication.