(Note: This stream of thoughts was initially posted on twitter and seemed to engage many people, which you’ll see is a point of relevance after you read this.)
I recently heard comments in podcasts and have seen people talking about how Tumblr/Twitter/social media is such useless a time sink and they don’t understand or can’t see the potential for it in relation to creators (comic makers, illustrators, craft makers, etc). This got me thinking more about how social media users like myself, “Generation Y” kids, consume and process information.
I think my earliest recollection of computer use was playing a point-and-click adventure game on a Macintosh Classic when I was maybe 5 or 6 years old. When I was 11 years old (2001) I started using the computer more regularly and started going on forums and playing online games. At 13 I made a Deviantart account and started posting (oekaki) artwork and entered a world of digital friend-making, chatting and eventually networking. The world was connected but it was slow.
The very anticipated Youtube series starring Donnie Duright, Juss Tamara, et al. is having a screening party in NYC. Wish I could be there for this… <3
If you’re in NYC click the link for the Facebook Event!
Joker by Greg Capullo
Actual audio of Adele and Chris Brown’s confrontation from the Grammys.