Instagramming during a fire

I had this brief discussion with a friend. In an event of a fire, why do people Instagram?

The answer really is just because it is eventful. How many times will you see a fire? How many times will you see a sushi? Given that, don’t you think fire is more worth taking pictures of than food?

That obviously is missing the point, I imagine you would retort. Fires could be dangerous, sushis only delicious.

But isn’t that the whole purpose of Instagram — to take record all things eventful? Yes, and that is why we take pictures during fires! Because our minds are trained to record this and share with our friends our experiences. Maybe they shared you a picture of a devastating building collapse in vintage filters before.

So it perhaps is quite foolish to be expose of the risks of a fire but at least we proved it happened and we were there. I instagram the shit out of things, crosspost it to Twitter, Foursquare, Facebook and my Tumblr no one reads. And the journalist in me is going to take another video, paused with segments, using Vine. I am also going to take a Blair Witch Project kinda video while running and upload it to YouTube after applying toy camera effects.

The question people ask is why. The question I ask is why the hell not.

Entire Japan coast shifted 2.4 metres

Often ignored facts:

Japan earthquake factbox: Entire Japan coast shifted 2.4 metres, earth axis moves ten inches

Also:

  • Tsunami waves that hit California earlier today washed three onlookers out to sea. Two have been recovered.
  • St Louis, Missouri media outlets report that city has moved an inch as a result of the quake.
  • Waves from the ensuing tsunami reached 32 feet high.

Read more: Vancouversun.com

In related news:

Fukushima nuclear reactor has exploded:

Fukushima, Japan – Nuclear Reactor Explosion – March 12, 2011

There is a possible meltdown. This is Japan’s first nuclear emergency. More at BBC.

It is April Fools’ Day

I didn’t know it’s April Fools’ Day until…

Conversation at 1:45 AM

Wynn: not sleeping ar?
Wynn: tmr got class leh
KahWee: got what class leh
KahWee: got meh
Wynn: ya
Wynn: 9am
KahWee: oh… is it
KahWee: what class is that
Wynn: 108
KahWee: huh
KahWee: really ar
Wynn: april fool
Wynn:
KahWee:

108 is one of the modules I take at school. So fast and it’s April 1st already. Time really flies. April Fools’ a good day to check out the web. Companies like Google always have something prepared for you – typically making some bogus announcement. Some of the not-too-funny April Fools’ pranks include: Continue reading “It is April Fools’ Day”