I spend a fair amount of time online. I’ve been thinking lately what my posts might tell future webologists, or nethropologists about my daily life.
Probably not enough.
But online… I’m online… a lot.
For work. For entertainment. For education.
I often have a device at my fingertips.
Just this morning, at work, I’ve been exploring some ideas with the author of dna-explained.com. Thinking about questions around the 100 year plan that we just released at WordPress.com.
Roberta’s site was archived by the Library of Congress this year. I think that’s really cool.
I met Roberta in 2018 at RootsTech (a genealogy conference in the USA) when staffing the WordPress.com booth. I’ll never forget that conversation we had about what will happen to her website, a website, the web, after a human is gone. What does it mean to have legacy on the web? What does it mean to have legacy in general?
I asked ChatGPT to prompt me with a question today. After exploring words a few words around archeology and web studies. Thinking about web-archeology.
ChatGPT-4: How does the intricate web of our online exchanges shape our collective consciousness and societal evolution?
Roberta wanted to talk with me (or maybe anyone) about what it might mean to see or start a revival in blogging. I’d like to explore that.
Why do we blog? Why should someone blog?
What type of content do we want future AI to be trained on?
My art project at work, led to an interesting conversation with a coworker about that idea.
Filling the web with the content we want the future to be built on. Giving someone an a action, however small, to take today, to have some small bit of ownership over the future.
Whatever it is, why-ever we blog, I think partly, we should do it, to fill the web with that information, that content, those stories and conversations, moments, that mean something to us. Today.