Maintaining the perspective.

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Pink says that maintaining a third person perspective is really quite hard, even when you are only applying it to a web log. He claims trying to write something as if you were explaining it happening to some one else changes your perspective.

He's pretty sure this isn't some vain attempt to distance himself from the world of the social web, but he could be lying. He's oft repeated how Web2.0 (hahahaha) is a load of bollocks. "Web 1.0 was filled with shite, why would Web2.0 be any different when you've just dropped the bar for entry once again."

The two poster board sites at the moment seem to be MySpace (which is wank) and Facebook which has some nice features but is also pretty diabolical, in that just like every profile site before it, once the novelty has worn off it really offers nothing. YouTube is a great place to go watch crap (Better than the TV at least) but the social commentary side of it is lamer than this web log.

The social web it seems is supposed to be about people meeting like minded people, and as far as that goes Usenet, IRC and forums (read bulletin boards) fill that space as well as any of the current crop of Web2.0 sites do. Pink would have said the difference is you used to have to put some effort into finding the right places to hang out, and now you just go somewhere and find the right people instead. But it seems you still have to put the same, if not more, effort in, just now it revolves around filtering out the crap that the majority of people post.

Anyway, back to the point (if there was one). Trying to see this log as if it was written by someone else is easier when you're reading it as if it was written by someone else. If that makes any sense.

It's all about perspective :)