Two Brain Cells Is a Lot in Some Places
“The sad truth about home pages, on Geocities or elsewhere, is that they were actually a lot of work to set up and maintain,” rues Derek Powazek of Fray.com. “So when blogging started, blogs quickly replaced homepages because they were just a lot less work. Now, with the ascendency of Twitter and Facebook, which require, at most, two brain cells to operate, I fear the death of the truly independent personal site may be at hand. Making something personal, something meaningful, something beautiful, has always been a lot of work. Some things just take time.”
For what it’s worth, I think it’s great that there are ways to participate online that don’t take a ton of time. I just wish more people had more time to do more things that go deeper than “here’s what I ate today.”
Also, today I had a cheese sandwich.