I’m about to hit the sack but before I do, I thought I’d post a quick round-up of what grabbed my attention in the blogosphere today. I keep discovering new blogs with lots of fascinating material. I have to admit, I’m overwhelmed. I really can’t keep up any more. There is so much interesting stuff out there. Here is today’s roundup:
- Instapundit just loves the "Hotties" who demonstrated in Beirut
- Big Pharaoh is shocked by al-Ahram Daily’s usage of the word "terrorist"
- Muscati draws attention to the front page of Oman Times
- Angry Arab sees bias in the US media coverage of the Lebanese election
- Caveman in Beirut reports tension in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley
Thank you Linda for sharing this. I’m not sure I fully understood what he is trying to say, but it is interesting nevertheless.
“Social Overload” is an essay written by Henri-Pierre Jeudy, a philosopher and critical theorist. Basically, because society is overloaded with a great deal of information – information that has been manipulated – it loses its sense of value, leading us to the glimpse of loss of meaning. We are slowly losing our sense of reality. As well, not to make it look like I am against technology, but, with the creation of many technical advances, we are losing touch with what was and what is, because we no longer have the capability to remember or even know reality.
Think about this:
due to the overabundance of meaningless sociality. Now I am not saying the sociality you are experiencing is meaningless. Sometimes, when you take too much in at once, you are unable to understand it, that it becomes meaningless.
Do you get what I am saying?
Jeudy explores many more issues dealing with social overload in regards to war, democracy and technology in this essay.
I had to read it in my post modern rhetoric seminar last semester and enjoyed it very much.
No,what’s that? Having lots of social activities?
natasha, have you heard of social overload?