Blabbb: Origins

September 8, 2011

In addition to Wink and fb4h, want to know the motivation for this Blabbb blog?

Here are two pre-Blabbb pieces by Blabbber Lee Porter that sparked the idea for a blog which communicates on the Internet about communicating on the Internet:

Click here for an essay from the website WTF Is Up With My Love Life?!, entitled Techno-Romance: WTF? … FTW!

Click here for a blog piece about meeting people in person first before linking up on the Internet, entitled The (Real) Social Network.

So now you know what “sparked the Blabbb” (blog). What do “you” (not “u”) think, Blabbbers? 😉

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Thank You, Dave Pell!

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“Popularity on Twitter won’t cook you breakfast in the morning.” (Jeffrey Zeldman)

This is an absolute must-read.

Thank you, Dave Pell.

Blabbb on! 😉 …


Welcoming “you” (not “u”): Let there be Blabbb.

May 3, 2011

 

And, with one final click, let there be … Blabbb.

Welcome to Blabbb! First and foremost, we should probably address the elephant in the room: “What is Blabbb?” you ask. Well …

Blabbb is a forum for open dialogue about how we communicate with one another in this techno world. Most of us (who are older than twenty) remember a world when there was no e-mail, no text messaging, no FB, no Twitter, and, without a doubt, no blogs. <Ahem. Ahem. Cough. Cough.> We at Blabbb love this new techno age, and we utilize the Internet for all it’s worth: infinite knowledge, information and communication. That said, it’s never too healthy to race head-first, full-steam into anything brand new in life without cautiously evaluating it first. It seems as if we collectively woke up one morning and rushed into these new means of communication overnight, bypassing all of the golden rules and basic humility and modesty that most of us were all raised with (not to mention the littlest respect for grammar and punctuation).

Blabbb hopes to examine these questions and much more. For example, why do we respond to a missed phone call by posting on an FB wall instead of calling the person back? Why do we “tag” ourselves in our own photos that we post online when our own friends already know who we are? Why are private conversations all of a sudden seemingly acceptable on public forums? What would Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein say about all of this?

Blabbb will strive to never preach or promote any absolute techno-right or techno-wrong. Over the past few years, we’ve had many personal (private) discussions with friends, family, co-workers, and total strangers about our modern communications, and everyone, no matter if an Internet addict or an Internet boycotter, has a very unique opinion on the matter. Blabbb hopes to open up this dialogue about something that is near and dear to our hearts: how we communicate with one another.

In the end, we at Blabbb believe that words still have meaning, that the pen (or, in this modern case, the keyboard/touchscreen) is mightier than the sword, that our communications represent who we are. Blabbb believes that our techno communicating (which can be magnificently powerful) deserves a little pause for reflection and discussion before being used properly.

We are excited about opening this forum and engaging in this dialogue. Most importantly, we look forward to hearing from (and communicating with) … “you” (not “u”).

Blabbb: communicating on the internet about communicating on the internet.

Without further ado: Ready? Set? Blabbb!!! …

***Up next on Blabbb: Why the original Myspace was better than Facebook ever will be …


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