August 04, 2009
We'll excuse the irony of Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller(notes) ranting about the lethargic evils of modern digital communication on his blog, because what else was he supposed to do: Call us all individually?
Here's Ryan Miller, wondering what happened to people just, like, talking to each other:
I was wondering recently how Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and all the other stalker enabling websites have taken over the world (I'm being facetious... I know how much people love their websites but admit it, you find yourself creeping through profiles).
I understand how it can be addicting to post but I like the fact that my friends, family or complete strangers don't always know what I am doing or where I am with GPS accuracy... That way they call me and ask about what I am doing and we talk.
Text has become acceptable. I like text messaging but even texts have cut off our ability to hold a conversation with another human being. I want to slap myself when I send some texts because I know it was a lazy, half-assed attempt at being social.
Agreed. Text messaging and Twitter are great and all, but they certainly don't hold a candle to two guys insulting each other''s mothers face-to-face.
If you'd like to be social with Ryan Miller, he writes that he'll be "the grand marshal at the Crown Royal 200 on Friday, Aug. 7 at Watkins Glen," before heading to Team USA Olympic orientation camp in the hopes of preventing Tim Thomas(notes) from stealing his gig.
[Stick tap to Die By The Blade, without whom we'd never have guessed Miller was still updating his blog.]