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The Future is in Your Blog

No that’s not my son. He belongs to Anton

I wonder how, in 20 years time, our children will belong to that same digital age we belong to. I guess its too early to preempt such a thing, in the same way that Bill Gates declared that you only need 640KB of RAM back then. But this is the age of information, and since the late 90’s to beyond, our online lives are chronicled and archived by the search engines into the vast series of tubes known as the Internet.

I wonder how our kids will react when they read our personal blogs, browse our Flickr pages and get into the nitty gritty dailies of their parents’ lives – the first few dates chronicled on blogs, the friends and colleagues they dealt with (our kids would have to contact “Uncle Jim” through their father’s Facebook page, listed as a business contact “worked together” back in 2007).

You know you’re a Web 2.0 baby when your parents decide to give you unique Google-able names. No more “John Smith” or “Pedro Santos.” I already have a formula: You’d probably get a more unique permutation of your first name as your family name gets more and more common.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast and sitting Techbology Editor for The Philippine STAR.

He is also an EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

5 replies on “The Future is in Your Blog”

lol at googable names. but i think i’d do that to my kids in the future. haha might as well start helping them top the list at google while in their diapers.

maybe writing under your real name isn’t such a good thing. i really wouldn’t want my (future) children to find out about my sexcapades and frustrated rants. haha

googleable names… as a matter of fact I do that… or yahoo-able names… meaning if you can still get the first name of your baby as (name) then you know that it is unique! hehehe


Hahaha. Such nice insight. You’re right. There will come a time that they’ll discover your very deepest secrets through your blog. LOL. And there’s nothing we could do about it.

No use telling your kids how a good boy you were when you were their age. Haha.

20 years from now? Our kids by then might not even know what a blog is. The world will be so different. Like do kids of today know what we mean when we say: “Para kang sirang plaka”?

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