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Speed Of Time In Virtual World

Recently, I have been very active in facebook with posting and commenting and discussing as well. There was this post or a topic where we all were discussing. At late night, I and my friend were chatting on the same topic when suddenly, my friend said, "Look at the update in facebook."

I went straight there and to my surprise found so many posts and comments waiting to be read. At that moment I said to myself, how can so many people post at the similar time and be understood with out any confusion. This took me into thinking of a problem that usually occurs in the banking sector.

When, more then one person try to access the similar account at one time, the process needs to make sure that no false transaction occur. In technical term its called atomicity

But the situation here seems a bit different and I was thinking of something else - the speed of time in the Virtual world. How are we spending our time in social networking site, and how do we look at these activities ?. In real world, the interaction happens in a fixed amount of time with certain constraint and we have a memory of that event as a particular date

But, in virtual world how do it affect our memory which in itself is so strongly bonded with the speed or the flow of time. Thus, I am exploring myself into understanding the affect of activities in the social network to the humans memory and his/her activities in real world. 

Lets just say, I am still going through the process of analysing it. If you all come to certain conclusion let me know. It could be lot help for better understanding of ourselves.

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  1. what does it mean by "I went straight there and to my surprise found so many posts and comments waiting to be read. At that moment I said to myself, how can so many people post at the similar time and be understood with out any confusion"?
    What is the actual confusion about?

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  2. Well, it so happened that we all were discussion some topic on facebook and than arguing about certain idea.. now in real life, we wait for others to finish their saying and then comment on it. But in facebook, no one waits, we all simply comment on the topic.. which makes the flow of conversation haphazard, making the flow of idea difficult to comprehend. . this has happened in many cases, where the comment on facebook rises to more than 50 and so..

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