June 17th, 2012 @ 1:43 am
i redid my portfolio over @ S2UDIO tonight, and i felt weird when i was updating the homepage text, which was pitching the importance of having a website. i felt like having a go to domain with a website isn’t going to be as important as it once was, because of sites like facebook and twitter, etc.
i think that everyone is so spoiled and reliant on smaller, more instant micro-updates, rather than directly visiting a site for “bigger” updates. because of this, i think people would rather rely on a website like facebook.
i guess i wouldn’t consider myself a web-pioneer or anything, but do i remember the mid 90’s when people only went to AOL keyword pages and websites. i’ve had my own website since around 1998, and always appreciate the importance of having a go-to information hub. as a “blogger” (cringe), i still have this website (that now only sees less than 100 people a day, as opposed to other heavy traffic it saw years ago), i have a tumblr (for images only, really), twitter, instagram, aim, a flickr account, we heart it, it’s just endless. now with pinterest (which i have, but don’t use), it seems like the better the technology, there’s more room for people to just get lost in the shuffle. especially with the re-blog, re-pin, re-post options. (PS – people don’t use tags properly, nor do they provide sources, which is also frustrating.)
i don’t know if i sound like an old lady complaining about this, but i feel like it’s a bunch of chaotic bullshit. as much as i love new technology and advancements, i wish it were like the early 2000’s still. i’d be making a killing making websites, lol.
the demographic of people that could use my freelance services NOW sometimes complain about pricing, but what i charge is pretty inexpensive, especially for the quality and service of what you get. because of the aforementioned sites, i feel like they’re less likely to see a website like that as a necessity.
i was seriously born in the wrong era.