Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Consuming Content and Creating Content

I remember reading a statistic once that an adult in 1900 was exposed to the same amount of information in their lifetime that is contained in one Sunday edition of the New York Times today. Can you imagine that? It seems impossible, and yet it's obvious we are all processing information at a tremendous pace.

Below is just a sampling of what has crossed my path today. One was from Twitter, one from Facebook and one from email. I didn't plan it that way, but realize that's the case.

Why NPR is doing better than other Mainstream Media outlets
Literal Video Version of Total Eclipse of the Heart (not work safe)
Executive of SPJ wrote blog post for his wife to put up after his death at 45

In addition to these things, today I learned a friend will have his documentary shown on PBS (congrats, Nathan!), Marci wrote about the grand reopening of the 1905 Weaver Hotel in Waterville, a town of 664, and another friend sent a note to not miss Steve Earle on Letterman tonight.

I love knowing these details about the world around me, but I confess I have a hard time keeping up with everything sometimes. I know I miss details. But, it's fascinating to be able to peek into other people's worlds.

There are podcasts, you tube and blogs to supplement the connections made on facebook, twitter and other sites. Everywhere I turn there is content coming at me - and much of it is very useful, interesting content. When I'm not consuming content I'm creating it. It's a cycle I'm not sure we can maintain forever. Unless we figure out how to put more hours in the day.

Maybe I should go google that. Or should I bing it instead? Are we saying that yet? I guess bing hasn't yet earned the right to be a verb. Let me rephrase... maybe I should go check bing.

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