, Web 2.0
, New Media
, Social Computing
... all peas in the same fetid pod, we figure. Each exacts the same tyrannical toll on its adherents: computational myopia, social withdrawl, and over-consumption of hydrogenated oils.
Without further delay, SEM | ANTICS
presents a dozen signs that this whole "nanoculture" thing might be a little too much for you to handle. Why a dozen? Why, one for each donut you ate this morning, silly!Twelve Signs You're Taking Socio-Techno Convergence Too Seriously:
12. You blew off your daughter's science fair because her report didn't get a single digg.
11. You no longer speak to co-workers, but instead refer them to your comments feed.
10. In less than 60 seconds (and with condescension in your voice), you can describe at least three ways that true podcasting
differs from mere audio file recording, distribution, and playback.
9. You make fun of Om Malik
's growing popularity because you read him back when he was known as "KiloOm."
8. After your annual performance review, you immediately head to del.icio.us
and tag it "bullshit
" and "unfair
7. You're starting to think that maybe the term folksonomy
isn't so bad after all.
6. Putting on a link condom
is about as close as you're getting to the real thing.
5. You replaced your posters of Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff with 5-megapixel glossies of Jeremy Zawodny and Matt Cutts from PubCon X
4. You spent $400 on an iPod so you can download videos of Microsoft developers
playing Xbox 360 in Scoble
3. You know EXACTLY where you stand on the Adam Curry/Wikipedia
2. You were totally surprised that your suggested "mashup
" between you, your spouse, and the babysitter was poorly received.
... And the number 1 sign that you're in way too deep:
1. In items 2-12, you didn't need any links to know exactly what we were talking about.
Sir, step away from the laptop, and put the coffee down.