Today, I had one of those moments that just make you appreciate the internet. Make you appreciate the blogs you follow. And make you appreciate the simplicity of technology. Here are two of the reasons:
1) CLOUD–an art installation made from 6,000+ bulbs where you pull on a chain to light (and darken) the cloud. Via This is Colossal
2) World Alzheimer’s Day–To better connect with those who don’t live with the disease, they developed this Facebook app to put you physically in the shoes of sufferers. Very powerful, moving and of course, I did it. Via AdFreak
I stumbled upon this crazy YouTube video, which led me to check out onehourpersecond.com, a website with alarming facts of how much video is uploaded to YouTube every second. At first, it made me a little worrisome that we spend so much time uploading; causing me to feel overwhelmed with how long it would even take to get through 10% of all of it.
But then it got me thinking, that’s a lot of people’s moments. A lot of triumphs, fails and belly laughs. We’re sharers and want to spread our daily happenings and learnings with others across the nation, oceans and continents. I’d be interested to see how many seconds are spent watching YouTube videos and seeing that paired side-by-side with uploading content.
Because I think it would show we spend more of our time uploading our experiences than watching others do it for us.
Awhile back, I started following this blog, 365Q, where a photographer (Julian Bialowas) took shots and put inspirational sayings over them, unveiling one each day. This year, he’s doing something different and turning the project to the public. 52mmnts provides a different task each week to capture on film and upload to the site. It just kicked off last week, so project #2 is coming tomorrow. And every Friday, another Moment comes to light, as if we needed another reason to be psyched for Friday. It seems like a simple enough idea and at the end of the year, you’ll have 52 photos that speak to dreams, wishes and desires to reflect on.