|A visual representation of the Web's interconnectedness|
[photo: The Opte Project]
[Shout out to my biological immediate relatives who, thank god, are the only two who will love me unconditionally even if I break their hearts and who found my blog! *waves* I hope you can take the good with the bad. I'm a tortured person by your standards but a very bland, boring person by the world's standards. Ask anyone here.]
CTV news recently had an article about the maximum amount of clicks one web page is from the furthest web page on the entire internet. It's along the same lines as the idea that the furthest degree of separation from one person to any other person on earth is six.
|The furthest degree of separation from person A to person B is six.|
Which turned into a game called Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon
Of the trillions of pages online, how many degrees of separation do you imagine there are between page A and page B?
This means wherever you are in the world, and whatever obscure site or random page you happen to be looking at online, you could navigate to any other possible location in about 19 clicks. [article here] So, good luck blogging anonymously.
I always operated under the assumption that this was possible because I operate under the assumption that anything is possible in any aspect of life and if you don't want to live a long time with regret, don't do, or say, or take pictures and/or post pictures of anything you will regret. It's the internet after all. I always asked myself "Will I regret this if my mother finds it online?". Sadly, I don't really care what my mother thinks [HAH!!! I finally smashed that goddam fruit fly!!! Squashed right onto my monitor!!!] so this was not a great way to test the upper limit of extreme. I didn't want people I knew personally reading my blog simply because I didn't want to feel I needed to censor what I said. I still feel that way but on a scale of 1-10, one being people who post live "My Little Ponies sitting on a shelf day after day images and play by play" and ten being "live snuff videos", I'm about a
four on my very worst days. Maybe a three 2.5.
Of course I do not blog about job specifics other than if you read here you know I work for Canada's number one coffee chain in a management position. Not blogging about job specifics might change very soon, stay tuned, because I reached the upper limit of my tolerance for bull shit on that front about two months ago. Anyway the reason for this is because I signed an agreement saying I would not reveal company secrets or speak disparagingly of or misrepresent myself as a company spokesman. I believe I have maintained integrity in that regard.
[sculpture installation: Richard Jackson]
PS: I hope your colonoscopy goes well. If anyone else has a colonoscopy looming on the horizon here is an article that might cheer you up.