weblog > 12/07/07

Sometimes my visits to internet sites take very long. As I have to log in, find my way around and / or find features for building this blog, even though I find it exciting, it is quite exhausting and the documentation usually happen after a lapse of time. There is in other words a glitch between the actual event and its documentation, which means that the time stamp might be erraneous. There isn’t much I can do about that, though, and I ask myself these days, if I’m a maker of documentaries or a documentalist and archivist. A documentalist always works in retrospect, not in real time, a documentary shows us the real story, not discontinuous archived items. A documentary places us first and foremost in the here and now.

weblog > 07/07/07

weblog > 03/07/07

If a [we]blog is a log of internet activites a blog is a documentation of internet activities and must in fact be considered a documentary of internet activities. So, here I am making my first documentary on tagged experience and the social web of 2007.

weblog > 03/07/07

By the way, have you noticed how important the time aspect has become since we went digital? Nothing exists without a timestamp, not really. The timestamp grounds us in reality, in the reality of our everday lives, as a point of referentiality in a non-referential cyberspace. It might even be said that the timestamp is our very first tag.

But I’m happy the timestamp exists. How could I otherwise document my internet activites, that is, the reality of my internet activites that are my social activities without ending up with a fictional documentary? Which, in itself is an oxymoron. Nevertheless, time may be irrevocable, timestamps are manipulatable. Can I trust the data I find? Will my documentation be real? Or will it need correction?