When I read the current column by New York Times Columnist David Carr’s I could relate. In “Idiosyncratic and Personal, PC Edges TV” he writes, “Computers, which were designed to save time, have become machines that make it disappear and threaten to take traditional models of wasting hours (i.e., television) with them. “
I watch less TV than I use to, I spend more time online than ever before. And I’ve experienced the same thing he writes about in his column as I’m sure have millions of others. One thing leads to another…you spend some time chatting online with family and friends, you follow a few random links, you get drawn in to some wacky video on YouTube, you create your own stupid video to post as a retort… and you end up spending hours online just goofing off.
As Carr points out, “The threat isnâ€™t new media displacing old media as much as personalization. Media has become something people make, forward, link and program. “
Media is becoming more personalized as it becomes more participatory. And it may be more interactive than TV (i.e. your fingers are moving more often) but in many cases it’s still kind of a couch potato mindset thing at work…but in my case it just happens to take place at my computer desk.
This post was written by: Kim Mickelsen