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Hi, This is Wayne. This is my site, my stuff, my blog, blahblahblah. The site itself is powered by WordPress and the Scary Little theme. I thought it was cool, and I still do.

I’m pretty sure when I show this video to my wife, she’s going to want me to commit Web 2.0 suicide as well.

While the video makes excellent points, I don’t buy into the all-or-nothingness of it all.  But maybe that’s the real point.  Showing how bad it CAN get by using extreme examples (like committing suicide) so you can recognize when your online life is getting a bit too much and infringing on the in-person-and-in-your-face life.

I for one don’t think I could ever give up my online friends, nor could I discount the myriad benefits I receive from facebook, twitter and linkedin. 

Moderation is the key. 

(I found out about W2SM – Web 2.0 Suicide Machine through NetworkWorld’s article about the legal fight they’re having with Facebook.)

And lo, the people did comment thus:

5 Comments

  1. Sybil Law says:

    Moderation is the key with pretty much everything.
    .-= Sybil Law´s last blog ..Look, Marty! =-.

  2. Dave2 says:

    I tried Web 1.0 Suicide and ended up with a blog, Twitter, Facebook, and about fifty other social media memberships. Needless to say, I don’t have much faith in Web 2.0 Suicide… I think I’ll wait until Web 3.0 Suicide.
    .-= Dave2´s last blog ..Idyllic =-.

  3. Absurdist says:

    How could I expect you to commit suicide correctly, even using an application, if you can’t even compound a site with a dash as appropriate by its given name?

    Linked-In.

    Geez.
    .-= Absurdist´s last blog ..The last year and a half =-.

  4. marilyn says:

    I kinda like the hat the guy’s wearing… I’ve cut way back on my online life but I agree with you, there’s no way this would make my actual life any better. I would be missing the people I’ve grown close to online.
    .-= marilyn´s last blog ..The Curve =-.

  5. martymankins says:

    Unlike Dave2, I’ll wait until they release Web 2.1.3 Suicide patch. I understand it’s supposed to fix that nasty bug when you try to post more than one blog post every 2 weeks. 😉
    .-= martymankins´s last blog ..Celebrate Family =-.

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