internet robbed me
attention span larceny
what was i writing?
That was my attention span haiku. Lovely isn't it? I wrote it in response to this conversation:
Alise (11:54 AM): oh, i just realized something.... people love writing haikuAlise (11:54 AM): who knew?T 2U (11:54 AM): long enough for their attention spanAlise (11:54 AM): u got a point thereT 2U (12:12 PM): you can talk about people loving the haiku, who knew?Alise (12:17 PM): that would be an interesting delve into the psyche of the short attention spanned internet cultureT 2U (12:23 PM): it wont be a deep diveT 2U (12:23 PM): hahaAlise (12:24 PM): hush itAlise (12:24 PM): you can dive into puddlesT 2U (12:35 PM): i'd like to see you try
So, those who know me in real life and virtually know that I am a bit of an internet fiend. Okay, scratch that I am a full blown junkie. Case and point: I have 2 blogs, I actually have an e-clique (me, Luvvie, and PBG), I only talk to my blog partner via IM's and text messages, I do the facebook thing, read a plethora of blogs, and my favorite poison of the moment is Twitter. (http://twitter.com/naturallyalise) What do all these things have in common? They only require the attention span of a flea to do. Yesterday on my other blog I opened up a group haiku writing session, it was the largest traffic day and comments ever for my blog. Every week I open up the floor for people to write poems based on a theme and maybe 6-8 folks come through. I also write poems quite often as well, and guess what? I get the most response for my shortest poems. That may be a coincidence, but I don't believe in them (you know Tiha and I are conspiracy theorists). I think everyone is suffering from a severe case of Internet induced ADD. So what do you think? Do you think the internet has irreparably destroyed our attention spans? How has that affected you in your everyday life on the web and in the "real world"?
What was I talking about again?