Blabbb News is an ongoing collection of Blabbb-related news that we bumped into and wanted to share with our Blabbb community. If you ever see something Blabbb-related, please drop us a line and share it with us. We’ll even give you a shout-out and a “wink!” 😉 Enjoy this week’s Blabbb News!
“I believe the lil’ blabbbers are our are future.
Teach them Facebook and let them lose the way.
Show them all the blabbb they possess inside.
Give them a false sense of blabbb to make life crazier.
Let the lil’ blabbbers’ Skype-ing remind us how we used to blabbb.
Everybody searching for a blabbber.
Blabbbers need anyone online to chat with.
I never found anyone to fulfill my blabbby side.
A lonely place to be,
so I learned to depend on blabbb …”
As we continue to figure out our own feelings about this modern techno world, as it evolves (and gets crazier) before our very eyes, the question that many of us are asking ourselves is what to do about our children. Should we allow our children on Facebook and online social networking or are they too young for the crazy Internet world? Blogger Andy Affleck recently addressed this very dilemma, as his child is approaching his teenage years. Read Affleck’s blog post here and NPR’s wonderful analysis of this parenting issue here.
“Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be blabbbers …” 😉
Blabbbers, do/would you allow your children to join Facebook at an early age? Do/would you have issues with your children chatting with other video gamers from around the globe? What do “you” (not “u”) think? …
Author/poet Craig Moreau just posted a nice piece, entitled, “Falling Out Of Love With Facebook,” all about how Facebook has changed the way we relate to and love one another. He’s even gone so far as to unplug: Indeed, no Facebook, cellphones, or even checking emails with any regularity for Moreau these days.
Blabbb honors you, Good Sir, Craig Moreau, for un-blabbbing (ie, unplugging) and championing a much needed (real) voice.
Could you unplug to the lengths that Moreau has? Could you consciously leave your cellphone at home when you go out? Could you refrain from checking Facebook and your regular emails? Let us know what “you” (not “u”) think, Blabbbers 😉 …
From legal blabbbing to moronic sports tweeting: Without further adieu, here are the latest additions to the Blabbb Hall Of Shame. Congratulations, ladies and gentlemen. You “blabbb” with the best (actually, the worst) of them. 😉
Apparently, Anthony Weiner is not just a blabbber; he is a trendsetting blabbber. Earlier this summer, just after “Weinergate,” a photo of Kenner (Louisiana) City Councilman Joe Stagni in his underwear went viral. Unfortunately for Stagni, he actually took the underwear photo himself and then, as many blabbbers seem to do, forwarded it on to a city employee. Well, once the image showed up on the city computer server (because the employee who received it forwarded it onto another and so forth), Stagni had to admit his blabbbing. Now we all anxiously await his press conference about being inducted into the Blabbb Hall of Shame.
Um, just in case you didn’t know this … When you’re a juror in court, you probably shouldn’t link up with the defendant on Facebook and definitely shouldn’t chat away online about the legal matter. Believe it or not, that’s exactly what two blabbbers did in the United Kingdom, and they got caught with their smiley faces, winks and all. Ramifications? Well, after some “harmless” online chats, the defendant (who got off due to the blabbbing juror’s help) received two months in jail and the juror, a mother of three, received an eight month jail sentence for contempt of court. That’s a lot of time to think about your blabbb regrets and being inducted into the Blabbb Hall of Shame.
Speaking of regrets, a recent study says that thirty-five percent (yes, 35%) of Americans live with online regrets, especially those with smart phones, specifically iPhones. So, here’s to you, 35% of American blabbbers, welcome to the Blabbb Hall of Shame. Sadly, if you’re reading (or blogging) this, that probably includes us, as well. 😉
Do you have any BHOS nominations? Let us know what “you” (not “u”) think, Blabbbers …
We at Blabbb often bash celebrities for blabbbing with little-to-no thought, for foolishly pretending as if their words have no meaning and that mere shrugs (and mutterings of “who cares”) can get them out of their mistakes with zero accountability, without apologies or actions to rectify their errors in judgment. While we get a great kick out of shining the spotlight on such moronic mishaps (see our Blabbb Hall of Shame posts), we would like to take a moment to applaud a celebrity who has used the social media as a catalyst to become a better person.
Blabbbers, do you know of any celebrities whose blabbbing is worthy of praise, as opposed to shame? Let us know what “you” (not “u”) think. 😉
Chuck Klosterman (yes, the dude who wrote Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs) writes a compelling piece about how, when it comes to his sports TV viewing, the live version always trumps the recorded one. In his essay, Space, Time and DVR Mechanics, Klosterman specifically describes how sporting events on delay or DVR cannot compare to the live, real-time experiences.
To expand upon Klosterman’s theory: If delayed/DVR events cannot compare to live experiences, is there a parallel to be made about how we interact with each other on the Internet as opposed to in real life? In an ideal world, we interact much more “live” with those closest to us (be that, in person, talking on the phone or even video-chatting online). That said, is “reality” reliant upon our real-time sensations and interactions? We’ve noticed that there’s a modern trend to not reply to Facebook messages and real emails nearly as quickly as we do to FB wall posts, tweets and text messages. Why is this? Do we find more meaning in one particular form of communication? As Klosterman questions, what is true reality?
Is “reality” predicated on how fast (ie, “live”) we perceive something? Is it about the experience itself? Or is the totality that we just cannot really enjoy witnessing something “new” transpire in this day and age unless we watch it unfold live? And, if we are now, in a way, addicted to live, unfolding “reality,” as Klosterman theorizes he is (at the end of his essay), then does that explain the success of Facebook, via which we watch each other’s lives unfold in news-ticker fashion, as if we’re watching a reality TV show (or the final three seconds of a tied basketball game)?
No matter if DVR’ed football games are your cup of tea (or Gatorade) or not, how does our Blabbb world challenge you and your sense of reality and live experiences? What do “you” (not “u”) think, Blabbbers? 😉