February comes around and department stores and online stores paint the town red and white. Everyone goes into a frenzy, pressured to not only do something for their significant others, no matter how new or old the relationship, but also to outdo the previous year or previous relationship.
I’ll be the first to admit: I’m addicted to wasting time on the Internet. If I’m sitting in front of my laptop at any given time, odds are I’m reading some funny article I found online or watching some ridiculous YouTube video rather than doing any actual schoolwork (give me a break, I’m a second semester senior). While many online addicts often get links from their friends and family via email, Facebook, and Twitter, I prefer to simply check the social news site Reddit.
Too many of us are increasingly obsessed with our Smartphones. No need to seek help, applications are therapy in many ways. They’ve relieved the stress of having to be near a computer to do anything. And whether you’re a city dweller or suburbian, it’s great to not have to waste time when you’re on the go and just having resources literally in the palm of your hands. And above all, it’s just plain cool.
2011 is practically here. It is technically the second year of the decade, but many people find 2011 to be more of an official commencement of this decade. We’ve lived through quite a lot in the previous one, folks. Many of which have been blogged, Facebooked and Twittered about, caused laughter, smirks or tears, some of which will be documented in the educational materials of tomorrow and will shape how we think and function as a nation and a global community in this decade. Despite all of the negative things that have occurred in the last decade, here is an ode to all the positives we can look back on in no particular order.