Month: February 2016

Exchanging Our Privacy for Voyeurism

Facebook has undergone a rapid, profit driven evolution that has seen a vast slice of the online world creating profiles. They’ve even have stepped into the international ring in an attempt to become a ISP in India, promising free Internet service (providing a Facebook-tilted view of the Internet, of course). While many of their decisions and core design is questionable at best it’s undeniably a power house in the social media world. This makes it a power broker for marketing of all sorts which is why you’re probably right now looking to buy Facebook fans for your Facebook profile. Possessing a Facebook profile as a media personality, artist, author or whatever you might be is practically a staple expectation. Stumbling on a media personality without a Facebook fan page is like finding the Last Unicorn! Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are a given for most anybody these days if they’re in the business of sharing content or engaging with a fan base.

There was a time when having a high number of followers on Facebook was a sign of popularity. It was a sign that you’vemade it as a digital user. It didn’t take us long to realize that we’re all voyeurs of one sort or another and we’re more than happy to exchange our privacy for a peek into the digital window of someone’s profile photos. We’re all interested in each other lives on a surface level and we’re even more fascinated by the lives of social icons. We have this half-hearted expectation that their lives must be on display even on a digital space but if there is one place where a celebrity can control how their life is viewed it’s going to be through their social media profile. Thus, Facebook created the fan page for us to follow rather than their actual profile.

Looking for a Place to Call Home

You know, while Winter here has been pretty mild I’ve begun to think that it might be time to move. I’ve been saying for years that I’m absolutely sick of Winter – I’ve never been a fan of the cold. For the past five or so years I’ve been experiencing the cold in a far less pleasant way thanks to the huge amount of snow. That’s why I’ve begun to look into Jacksonville Apartments – it’s far enough south to stay warm during ‘Winter’ months but also allowing me to stay comfortably close to my parents here in Kentucky.

I’m not someone who moves easily. I like to make a place my home and keep it that way for as long as possible. I’m not much of a rambler and have never quite understood how or why people move as often as they do. They seem so eager to want to give up their apartment or whatever after just a year but for me I want to stay there for as long as possible. On one hand, it’s just a pain to try and move everything! Packing is in no way pleasant and it’s something I like to avoid.

On the other hand, there’s nothing like having a home to come back to. A home is something that we create and it’s something that is hard to find. I spent most of my childhood moving around and never felt like I had a place that gave me any sort of stability. That’s what I want more than anything for my life; a sense of stability. A place where I can call home. A place that gives me a sense of security and a sense of belonging. A place that I can return to whenever I wish and feel comfortable there.