One the amazing things about the internet is it’s uncanny ability to print free money. Of course, that idea was true in 1997, but really doesn’t apply now-a-days. In our wonderfully technologically advanced era, the internet is now used for kitten pictures and to find out what your favorite celebrity had for lunch.
Oh, and that one other thing. What’s it called? Oh yes, “social networking.”
I am starting to feel as though social networking may be dead, though. Everyone has a facebook page, or twitter, or tumblr. My grandmother has a facebook page, which means I can’t post nearly as many jokes involving coarse humor or vulgar language. My solution? Jump over to Google+! It’s a new tree fort where the grown ups are not allowed. Or it was, until a couple of weeks ago my Mother added me to her circles and requested I do the same for her.
Which leads me to the terrifying conclusion that social networking is finished. Where I used to get emails of cute stories, jokes, and spam sent to my email by family, now I get it through facebook, along with requests for Farmville and Garden of Time. As with most new and innovative means of communication it was bound to happen. Telephones weren’t around that long before Telemarketing was invented. The internet was around for about 35 seconds before some one realized you could post pictures of boobs on it. Now social media is inundated with all the banners and pop-ups normal websites had begun to shun. (Of course once Facebook started with the tons of ads, normal websites decided it was ok and went back to the terrible Old Ways.)
But then again, conventional wisdom says Social Networking is the best way to get your name out there and be visible in the modern day marketplace. So, I keep using it, like a junkie going back for a fix.
As of Monday, I became unemployed due to a massive layoff of my whole call center. A bit ill timed, but I am making the best of it. I have put in several auditions to narrate audiobooks (two of which I have already finished and will be on itunes and amazon in a couple of weeks) and I am hunting for a day job and/or enough independent projects to keep myself mildly solvent.
So if anyone out there in interweb land needs a voice over or any kind of audio production taken care of, check out my website and feel free to contact me at email@example.com
Also, feel free to buy my album and any subsequent audiobooks I finish.
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