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    • thorgalle
      Top reader this weekScoutScribe
      2 years ago

      Interesting question, interesting hypotheses. I like 1 & 2.

      I keep getting back to this quote from My Instagram. Again in line with your hypothesis 2.

      A voyeur knows what kind of viewer he is, but looking at Instagram, you are not always a voyeur. Neither are you always a witness, nor any other single kind of watcher. Each post interpellates you differently. Your implied identity slips with each stroke of the thumb.

      3 is a bit harder to generalize, but holds some truth, I guess.

      “Let’s move this over to the messages,” isn’t really a thing.

      You could just do it!

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScout
        2 years agoWriter

        Lol, true. I’m learning!

        I just re-read this. (Btw, it took me more than 2 hours to write last night.) There are strong parts and weak parts. I think I should slow down, because if I more fully develop these thoughts they’ll be much stronger. Also, at least a few days a week I should switch from Medium to Readup blogs.

        My Instagram is the absolute best. So stoked you found that.

        • thorgalle
          Top reader this weekScoutScribe
          2 years ago

          I think I should slow down, because if I more fully develop these thoughts they’ll be much stronger.

          I guess. The article went kind of everywhere (as you wrote yourself :) ). But would that mean you'd have edited this out?

          “Let’s move this over to the messages,” isn’t really a thing.

          Don't get me wrong, I was nodding at that, I liked that: it's a thought of someone seeing Twitter again since long, and it's interesting. And I'm definitely not the person to tell people what is a thing or not on Twitter. "You could just do it!" was the result of me trying to think of a solution for your messages/tweets problem for 10 seconds. I'm not using Twitter messages myself tbh.

          Quoting your Tweet:

          Very often, those fresh/rough thoughts (during that very precious moment right after you finish reading something) are pure gold.

          If that's true about reading, could it also be true about writing? A bit? Editing seems so essential for good writing. But could it also destroy interesting, "imperfect", spontaneous thoughts?

    • bartadamley
      Reading streak
      1 year ago

      Spending time on Readup first thing in the morning, pulling up an article that I have starred from over a month ago... feels like I am blowing the dust off of an old record and then throwing it on my turntable.

      There are very few places online that feel like home online: but Readup is one of them. And that is something to be thankful for this time of year.

      It’s not me, it’s the platforms. They’re disorienting by design. The more lost you are, the more ads you’ll see.

      To counter the traditional online experience noted above::

      It's the platforms. They're cultivating by design. The more at home you feel, the more meaningful time you'll spend online. Transferring that ability to craft a more meaningful experience offline.

    • Pegeen
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      2 years ago

      This reminds me of the famous quote, “Wherever you go, there you are.” Getting lost really does have many meanings and layers. Interesting exploration. For me, bottom line is, how do I feel? Overthinking seems like it can perpetuate the feeling of being lost. Almost like a dog chasing its tail. I would love to know more about Mother Mary!

    • erica2 years ago

      There is no centripetal force, dialing you in, pulling you home. It’s centrifugal force, flinging you outward, away from your true nature.

      Keep writing these articles!

    • Plum2 years ago

      You begin to answer your important question “Why is it that getting lost in the real world is so enriching and yet getting lost online is so miserable?”

    • deephdave
      Top reader of all time
      2 years ago

      What’s the deal with the yellow truck? Why are you travelling? And I said, I have no clue. Honestly, I’m so lost I’m embarrassed. I don’t know what I’m doing or why. And he said, It’s okay. It’s brave that you told me that. But remember: Wherever you go, no matter how far, you will still always find the same thing: yourself.