April 5, 2007
I did some posts on MXit back on emergingsa. You can find some of it here and here. It seemed to be an interesting topic, it got triggered by search engines every few days, but that was it, I never really blogged about it any more, although I did think about it from time to time. But one of the amazing things about blogging is the people you meat, and today I had one of the biggest surprises since I started blogging. I’ll tell you more in days or weeks to come, as I learn more of what’s going on. For now, I’m contemplating.
In this instance contemplation might be the correct word (read the About page). I might need to start taking a calm, lengthly, intent consideration, a long and thoughtful observation, on MXit. OK, so those of you who followed the emergingsa blog might by now know that this won’t be possible with me. Most probably I’ll be blogging about this for 3 days max and then find something else. But time will tell.
A lot of people are very negative about MXit. My parents for one. Kids chatting while socializing. Becoming “addicted” to MXit. I myself, well, I’m a LOT less negative. I chat quite a lot, although it does take a lot of time and I prefer GTalk. When MXit become an alternative for other forms of communication, then it become a mayor problem. But if MXit become another, an additional form of communication, then it’s a different story. Does that make sense at all? I’m not sure.
I think it is possible to hide behind MXit. To let people get to know your MXit personality, which is not your real personality, and hide behind that. OK, this was some random thought. Actually I would just like to hear your thoughts. Parents, teenagers, users, non-users. I need your thoughts, so whatever it is, please leave me a comment.