Sunday, April 3, 2011

Who Really Won?

Compulsive Communication!
India played Sri Lanka in the Finals of the Cricket World Cup yesterday. Even before the match started, the facebook updates began.

"India Wins the Toss"
"Dhoni elects to Bat"
"Retoss :-("
"Already started cheating"
"Sri Lanka go home"
Once the match began, it was virtually a ball-by-ball commentary. Facts stated with an economy of words. No opinions, no analysis. Unless you call, "God must be Indian", after a close call an opinion.

To what purpose, I do not know. Would anyone be following a match on Facebook? They did, because they could.

India won. As did the telecom companies.
drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.


Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - First, congratulations on India's win :-). Your Drabble is such an interesting and well-written commentary on how important social networking has become to us. Now, Tweets and Facebook updates tell such a detailed story that one doesn't even have to watch a game to know just about every bit of action.

Theres just life said...

I saw a play by play to the super bowl on facebook...Of course the ones doing that were also betting against each other and there was a lot of opinions in that.
Congratulations on the India win, I know your boys are happy.

Pamela Jo

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Facebook and Twitter mystify me. Who wants to hear every thought someone has on every mundane topic? Not me.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Why not just watch the game?
And I'm featuring you tomorrow for "C" Rayna!

Sylvia Ney said...

Great blog - I look forward to reading more from you in the "A to Z" challenge.


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