I apologize for the recent caesura in my posts; I was in Turkey for a life event/holiday. I did manage to produce the below item from a laptop in Istanbul, even with a Turkish keyboard. Travel, lack of computer and Internet access made it impossible to cross-post earlier:
Facebooked into a Virtual Prison
…”When she woke up from the concussion and morphine, she realized that we were to be married in 10 days. Unable to see herself lying in the hospital bed, she used her smartphone to take a photo of herself, particularly of her face where it had met a windshield with no mean force. After some crying, her next thought was to post it on Facebook.”…
I’ll moderate my position somewhat by adding that during the 2010 Haïti earthquake, Facebook was indispensable for locating family members who had spotty phone service because voice networks were overloaded. But isn’t this only because its use is over-subscribed and -utilized? Consequently trifles can easily crowd out treasures (or tragedies)…with orbiting advertisers hovering like flies ’round ordure. They pay for our “free” service, but is it a living wage?
In the more catastrophic world that some anticipate, we might better use a social media application for disasters like my fiance’s accident or the Haïti earthquake. Something short and compound like MYSPACE or FACEBOOK, suppose “ERROR LOG.” A place free of commerce, where crucial information is dumped when things go beyond your control.