We’re living in the age of instaneousness where real time information rules the roost.
I won’t say it’s necessarily instant gratification because I’m not sure drinking water from a firehouse of information is all that gratifying but I susppose you could argue that we’re so busy trying to stay current that we don’t have time for the kind of contemplative thinking that would cause us to realize what the information apocalypse has done to our lives. It turns out that ignorance and information overload is bliss.
The experts tell us that we have access to more information in our lives than in the history of human evolution, yet we seem to be a fairly miserable lot, with people reporting more dissatisfaction with their lives than ever before. Coincidence? I’m not here to judge, just to inform, so let me get down to business.
I’m delighted that people want to be plugged in and we’re doing our part as a City to enable that habit. This blog gets about 350 different visitors every day, not because I’m some brilliant writer, but because I offer a reliable and steady fix of information for the affairs of their community.
Over the last couple of months we expanded our information arsenal to include a Kent Twitter site and an emergency notification system called Nixle. These sites offer quick hits which seem to appeal to the ADD among us.
Now, Dan Smith, the City’s Economic Development Director is pleased to announce his Kent Economic Development Facebook page. On the site Dan posts updates to citywide economic development efforts. Want to know what’s happening with Acorn Alley phase II? Check out Dan’s Facebook page.
We’ve always known that Dan is an abundant source of information, it’s good to see him apply his powers for good.