The day of weblog wars fought through kerfuffle seem to have ended. I can remember when Kerfuffle Wars were daring and new. One blog arguing with another blog! Revolutionary tech!
The Urban Dictionary defines a kerfuffle as a social imbroglio or brouhaha. I remember when internet vendettas were a new thing.
Outrage over something or other still fuels the internet, but the kerfuffle function seems to have moved from blogs to Facebook.
Our intense devotion to media means that content must be created to fill the vast maw. What to fill it with? Angry confrontations on a different subject every two or three days! In the Olden Days of the weblog... say back in 2005... readers would venture from one blog to another to weigh in on the current brouhaha.
Once we create a tool, the tool shapes us! That's sorta what Marshall McLuhan said.
I started this weblog way back in 2005, as a place to pour out my grief over the loss of my wife, Myrna.
Having a blog led me to the Kerfuffle Wars. Once again, back in the Old Days of the weblog, people swapped "links" a lot, in an effort to drive readership. A few weblogs ascended out of this muck to become established... whatever it is they are now. Brands? Media sites?
I tired of the Kerfuffle Wars as I dug into retirement. Why get the adrenalin pumping every day over another controversy? Why be pissed off?
I try now to be at peace. No internet enemies. No Kerfuffle Wars. Get away from the computer. Spend more time outside.