Lost in translation...
This is one of my favorite pictures from Australia. It may not deserve a pulitzer, but the story behind it is great. This is from my 'spring break' trip that I took in October where we camped on the largest sand island in the world. We had just setting up camp and were off to play touch football on the beach. I love the colors, and can almost feel the cool sand on my feet when I look at it. I think it says a lot about me because I love the outdoors, adore the beach and worship sunsets. All of this while I'm in a different country, learning about new cultures and making new friends. It was perfection.
Perfection may be what I call this picture, but what would you call it? If i tagged this photo on Flickr as 'perfection' anyone looking for anything remotely related to the definition of perfection may wonder what the heck this odd shot of some girl on a beach is doing under that tag. 'Folksonomy' on Flickr and Google can take a picture, once thought to be worth 1000 words, and reduce it down to one or two words. Anyone that has done a Google search for something rather obscure knows just how frustrating it can be to look up something like "porkchops" and come up with some random teenagers blog.
In relation to Cyberliteracy, blogging, and tagging, language as we know it is evolving before our eyes. My mom has finally figured out what I mean when I write "btw" in my emails and has started shortening things herself when she texts me. It has taken her a while to get used to the new 'cyber lingo' while I on the other hand pretty much grew up with it. I am not certain who is at the disadvantage in this situation. She has no problem writing formal letters and emails while I on the other hand write most of my 'important' emails in Word just to make certain that I don't have any stupid spelling errors. If my grasp on proper English has slipped so much, I wonder how my little brothers will fare. I hope that future generations will still be taught the proper way of writing, and cringe every time something like "lol" is added to the dictionary.