For Day 3 of the Three-Day Quote Challenge:
“Wherever it is placed on the borders of a capital, a railway station is the death of a suburb and the birth of a city. It seems as though, around these great centres of the movements of a people, the earth, full of germs, trembled and yawned, to engulf the ancient dwellings of men and to allow new ones to spring forth, at the rattle of these powerful machines, at the breath of these monstrous horses of civilization which devour coal and vomit fire. The old houses crumble and new ones rise.”
(Victor Hugo, Les Miserables: CHAPTER I—MASTER GORBEAU)
I chose this snippet from Victor Hugo because it ties into what I have been thinking about with online media lately.
For those that exclaim, “too much facebook” – “too many blog posts” – or “too much time on Twitter” – well let me remind you that the online circles we find our place in are part of modern day socialization; the modern day “watering hole” where great human exchanges happen. It is in “the movements of a people” where old habits crumble and new ways of interacting surface. Of course we need balance, and our personal needs will change, but the postindustrial shift is upon us folks, and social media is an artery helping society adapt to changing circumstances. Too much or not enough? Guess it depends…. 🙂
In closing, thanks toKaren (here) for the 3-Day Quote Challenge invite.
I invite all readers to join in if they want to share some quotes. However, I also want to specifically invite three bloggers (which I think is customary) and share their link (oh – and I also did not specifically invite bloggers who already share quotes regularly – or who have a posting flow that likely would not be in sync with the three day challenge) -And again, I invite all readers to join in if they want to share some quotes – because it really is a fun little series to do. 🙂
My nominees for this final day of the 3-Day Quote challenge are the following.
Simply post a favorite quote every day for three days, and then invite other bloggers to join – you can invite one, three, six, or everyone… 🙂 You can can post anytime you like – even next year – and you can also say, “No thanks.”