I was going to write a blog post for today, which is funny because I didn’t. Instead, I spent time with my wife; we don’t get all that much time together, so it was nice and necessary. During that time, I didn’t post to Twitter, Facebook, or any other site. I didn’t take any pictures and I didn’t share our moments because they are ours and not anyone else’s. What is more, these thoughts were meant for another post, which is yet forthcoming. That post is about how the best times are those when I feel no need to share or document. No, this post—the one you are currently reading—comes now because I have many posts in progress, but none ready for publishing. I have said before that I will not publish until ready and I want to stand by that sentiment. Have a great week!
Did the Internet community peak at bookmarks? Asked in a different and perhaps more complete way: just as technologies like RSS and email in their purest forms are hard to beat even as technology marches forward, what better technology exists to keep track of information on the ever-expanding Internet than bookmarks? Taken a step further, what better way to share the bookmarked information than a site of your own? As such, I‘ve been reading, which is why I write now.
Working in and having a passion for libraries, I am struck by the fact that the way bookmarks work in the physical world is not directly analogous to bookmarks in the digital world. Bookmarks in the digital world are instead like dog-eared pages or highlighted passages; if you think of the Internet as a single tome, that is. In any case, anything that moves you to deface a book should probably be shared or become immortalized in some other way than just a reference for a future version of yourself.