Surfing the web on facebook and tweeter, I discovered the existence of new languages with infinite inventions of sounds mistakenly taken for meaningful words; either in English, Italian, French or Arabic. At first it seemed funny, but the more I got involved in these social networks, the more I realise the gravity of the harm it procures to the intent of communication as an effective mean bridging and connecting worlds and cultures.
It seems as if billions of individuals are sharing the same room, and are all out-speaking each other simultaneously, yet no one is listening. The worst is that the passive observer among this crowd, will not be able to distinguish the issues discussed, the agreements or the disagreements in question; because the tones are very loud and the lexicon is extremely poor. To the point that often you’d encounter such a degraded vocabulary close to the mere slums’ vulgarity, where the insult is considered only a caress!
We know that in the absence of reason the voice pitch tends to turn louder; and the unwillingness to spare some space for the ‘OTHER’ to express an opinion or a thought would have the windward. Thus flourishes the realm of confusion, hatred and indifference; to the point that insignificant trivialities would preside the popular list of ‘National Priorities’; while the real vital and pressing issues concerned with the urgent needs of the society and those of the country would lose its way to the list itself.
Nevertheless, I am almost convinced that it should take sometime before the collective conscience would regain its reason, to channel social awareness towards better goals for a more constructive use of modern technologies.
Hope I’m right about this one.Pass On The Word.