I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life. Dr.Seuss

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Social media (1)



Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds. (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
But aren't we all prisoners of social media? (Art-is-jokken)


......


(to be continued)





8 comments:

  1. Like!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I think people are only prisoners if they want to but can't get out...I don't think Facebook has as much appeal as it did a few years ago...or is that just me?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. but thats the problem: some people are NOT able to get out....

      Delete
  2. You're right, Rod, it seems like the bloom is off the rose, the new car smell of FB has faded. I enjoyed it for about a month when I first joined, then rarely went there, finally just deleting all my friends and closing my acct. I started it up again a few months ago but just as a cartoonist, not as a socialite.

    Hey Art, I think people are more prisoners of smartphones than anything else. I see them sitting in groups all the time just staring at screens, not talking to each other. At Starbucks everyone is staring at screens. The coffee shop used to be a place to have coffee and meet people, now it's impossible since they don't look up from their laptops and phones. It's all very sad to me.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Ted, you are right, but the smartphones are, however, so popular and INEVITABLE because of social media. It is a vicious circle....and what you say about coffee shops.. really very sad. I recognize (and I see ) such situations even in the Kingdom of the artichoke......:(

      Delete
  3. Yes we are. God help us all. :)

    For some reason the song "Time in a Bottle" by Jim Croche entered my head when I first saw this. Go figure. ??? Our brains are interesting matters, aren't they?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yes , I think I do understand why you are thinking of this song....thanks for that !!

      Delete
  4. Love the illustration. You should have drawn the key to unlock in his hand as well. We're all prisoners of our own device.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks . No Rene, it does not matter if he has the key. The irresistibility of missing the tweets, comments.....makes him blind....

      Delete