In response to Daily Prompt: Connect the Dots. Scour the news for an entirely uninteresting story. Consider how it connects to your life. Write about that. Photographers, artists, poets: show us a CONNECTION.
I am a news junkie in terms of print, online and social media news. However, I am less interested in self-promotion and over-sharing too much personal content on a daily, minutes and seconds basis. So, there I was reading about the DATASEXUAL beings of our age. Gone are the metrosexuals, now we’re stuck with datasexuals. What does a datasexual mean actually? And why it does not appeal to me:
“The datasexual looks a lot like you and me, but what’s different is their preoccupation with personal data. They are relentlessly digital, they obsessively record everything about their personal lives, and they think that data is sexy.…Their lives—from a data perspective, at least—are perfectly groomed”. (Dominic Basulto, Big Think A Web “knowledge forum”).
Sharing cropped personal data feeds narcissism. I have been shocked by how much people may actually share and overshare. After all, sending your most intimate thoughts to the www – World is a much dreaded cry for attention.
Interesting term they have coined, though! It just points out that the mirror has been replaced by the screen or touchscreen 🙂