Probably one of the last few of my journals on this part of the site. I urge people to find their way to the new community site. Get familiar with it. Learn a new way of doing things. Hit that feedback button for ideas, but don't expect us to go backward. The new generation needs new methods even if us old folks prefer the way that things used to be. ...and now... the actual topic of this post.
I am still trying to avoid using the words based on the words "say" or "talk" when communicating through non-aural mediums like online social media (including live chat and twitch chat). To me, this text is not saying anything or talking to anyone. Listening is different from reading. Speaking is different from typing. We're distant.
I want to keep that distinction in my mind as much as I can. I feel like we're losing our Humanity by losing our Human connections. I don't want to let myself become convinced that this social media stuff is any kind of reasonable substitute for personal interaction.
When I refer to something that I may say or type, I try to use words based on "state" (such as stating this or that statement).
I don't always remember to do that, but I try. I would like others to do that as well, but I know that the modern culture is full of people who are convinced on some level of thinking that they connect on a personal level through these remote, text-only methods as if they were talking to each other in-person. I offer this only in hopes that people might understand my cautious distance when communicating through these methods.