posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 10:13 AM
reply to post by harlot7
You are spot on in your conclusion. It is not that events themselves have ramped up (so to speak), it is because the information about these
events can be dispersed to a larger audience more frequently.
Ten years ago, our computers were bound to our desks, wifi hotspots were virtually non-existent and cell phones were just phones. People still
carried pagers as their primary remote communication mechanism. Myspace, Facebook and twitter did not exist. AOL was the primary online social
Five years ago, desktops are still widely used commercially and in the home but more and more consumers are purchasing laptops. Cell phones were
becomming more robust with regards to becomming information devices. Twitter had entered it's fifth month of life. Myspace was the primary social
network and Facebook was primarily used by college level students.
Now, we have ePads. ePads are still in their infancy but gaining popularity. Facebook is the primary social network and twitter is, well twitter is
twitter. Cellphones and ePads alike are widely available that allow for us to directly access Facebook, twitter, RSS newsfeeds. Yadda, yadda, yadda,
yadda. It's basically information overload.
Our society is an information society, our world seems smaller because instead of waiting 5 days for a letter, you can just tweet or update a facebook
profile and boom, instant communication. Why take the time to dial a phone number when you can just text them. Why take the time to go to the store
and buy your new tv, when you can just order it online. Why take the time to go to the bank when you can just take a picture of your check and
electronically deposit it. People are becomming so technology inundated that we use these few examples to try and gain more time in our lives.
It's easier (no doubt) which then allows for more time to read and post on ATS.
edit on 5-8-2011 by saige45 because: Corrected post.