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Have you guys heard of Highlight?
It does almost exactly this, but with strangers. It looks at what facebook pages you’ve liked and matches you up with other users that have liked the same pages. There’s a Facebook page for almost anything under the sun, and the weakest point of Highlight is actually just attracting a user base at all!!
Do you think you’re overwhelmed because your office set it up that way?
A man dying of thirst does not chug down a gallon immediately, that could be bad for you..
I feel like your friends and co workers might be a wee bit to blame for your state…!
this is a great perspective that would be really interesting to take a closer look at.
My dad, who will be 80 next year, is from a whole other generation as well. I love to look at the impact huge technological changes make on people.
it sounds like you had the best of both worlds. I was already online in my early teens, and BBS’ing before that.
still i feel like i can relate to your experiences… one of the things that i’ve used as “therapy” to unplug from the internet is to go on multi-day trips into the mountains. It really does feel different when you’re so isolated.
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the mini-documentary is the best video production the Verge has done to date – it just keeps getting better and better!!
I can fully relate to Paul and his wanting to spend a year away – at 27, 28, 29… 30, and 31 years old, I feel like I haven’t done enough with my life. I look at my heroes, many of them having done whatever it was to change the world before 30… and I find myself at 31, unsuccessful. Is it because we’re distracted by “the internet”?
I don’t think so. We just don’t have that special amount of craziness in us, that unique creative spark that a genius is born with, that little extra ounce of passion….
Years ago, we would be blaming it on TV or books or radio or whatever. Today the internet, as shown by Paul’s adorable niece, is just an extension of the TV and phone lines.
I remember being 12 and spending WAY too much time on the PHONE!! My parents would get mad at me, tell me that it’s getting in the way of my life, etc…!
Thanks Paul, for doing this 12 month experiment, so I don’t have to. I am inspired by your story and will try to do the things I think I’m best at more – to put more passion into my passions. It’s easy to let them go as you get older, and you see no results. Nobody got anywhere without persistence.
Lololol!! Ohhhh Samsung.
Also, the BB lasts an ACTUAL business day, w/I being plugged in.