"Its okay I guess, but I'm Probably Gonna Do It Myself, Right"..
I once played a gig with a friend, and following our solid three hours of passion asked the head bar tender for his thoughts, "It was okay", he replied. Following that the owners presented us with a six week extension, and five hundred dollars per gig. Not ironically from my perspective he was also best friends with the Ex of a woman I'd just started to see.
So holding hands drinking coffee can be dangerous, even if you do get later dumped yourself, and he still tries to fight you...
You might be surprised to learn that according to data collected by the site, 'Static Brain', only around 1.2 million people actually owned a website in 1996. And in terms of state a city like Seattle, must consider the fact that less than a decade before that, Mr. Cobain was one of the last human beings to be caught writing in a journal.
Poor old Pete Townsend....
So throw that forward only two years, and your looking at a 266% world increase. So by the time my own site http://mikecurleymusic.com, came around in 2006, by 2008, figures had jumped from 46 million to 78 million. Overall however the ratio at 149% increase had dropped.
Needless to state in the world of social media, the opportunity to, 'Network Up', versus the need to be seen, was heightened by the many known sites that we don't name. That being stated, in 2011, while there where an estimated 366,800,000 million sites worldwide, there where over half a billion domain names that had been bought up and just left, but then weekend drinks will do that.
Heading over then to Royal Pingdom, and even merely just considering their figures. While the world now has an always estimated figure of 2.4 billion users online. Ratio to ownership of growth has dropped again to 172% increase, this therefore being a nearly all time twenty five year low, following the jump of exponential growth.
So take a moment to take those figures in, and like many of you will, do some research in between, but lets get back to point.
Numerous factors will play into a persons will when reading something online, that back in the day simply never happened with a paper, like being placed into a position of trust with a yes or no. Its very rare that during a 25 year gap anyone at the bar would have ever left, a permanent reminder to tell you that you where a, something or other, much that we like, much that we stink...
Politically, most of us don't have an opinion, unless where actually asked. And while the old man at the bar man never said he din't like my works, there where at the time of course other factors out of my control coming into play.
Its clear if we look, and are bothered if we learn, exactly what it is that we do see. Mainstream journalists in both the US, and beyond, having gone off, and started their own thing. My article versus yours, will generally start off a thing.
The old days of a Lois Lane coming with a piece by Friday, suddenly superseded, by some gal she don't trust in Istanbul, maybe.
Yes, I might write it better than a journalist, and maybe not even be as dyslexic as you think. But darn it to gosh, if that band that once was still has a following, So based on that, I don't think I am going to like it, in fact, I'm going up start my own competition, and get rich....