Ten Years Later
Post-Script: In the interests of self-promotion (which I'm awful at), here are some links to my other blogs, and You Tube channel.
The Line Writer.
A Series of Meaningless Photographs.
Joe's YouTube channel.
At this current moment I see no reason to monetize any of these social media, as I appreciate the idea of a "free" interchange of thoughts; even if the concept of "free" is a matter of self-delusion, since it's all paid for, somehow, indirectly, by some other scheme. I think this is an important component to understanding this age of social media, that we often operate under the false assumption of "free" access to global, internet-based communications, since most social media platforms require no direct pay-to-play membership. In the long term, none of this is really sustainable without someone footing the bills. Understanding the underlying architecture of social media, we have to realize that you and I are the product being bought and sold. As long as we are comfortable with that thought, all is well, in the near term. Yet the idea that my writings, images and videos are being stored on someone else's servers, with no real insurance of their long-term survivability (other than the financial health of the hosting corporation itself), remains a bit unsettling.
Photo via 8"x10" meniscus lens box camera onto photo paper negative. Typecast via Underwood Universal.