Online Nudism and Naturism By YNA

| November 4, 2012 | 6 Comments

The Evolution of Online Nudism and Communicating On The World Wide Web

Felicity Jones and I were talking about social networks yesterday, and it got me thinking. Back in the good ole days we used to take the time to sit down and write letters.

I remember the days of pen pals and how I used to run to the mail box and the excitement that ensued when I my pen pal’s letter came in. Then came the short lived fascination with phone call groups. People would call a number and for $0.99 a minute, they could talk to like minded people.

Nudism Websites and Naturism Online

The next step was the internet. First we had NetScape & ICQ and through these tools we could chat with random people from all over the world. As technology evolved, it ushered in the age of the chat room. People could talk to other people from all over the world about a central topic.

I remember how I use to spend hours chatting with people about a whole bunch of topics and could not wait to get home and continue the conversation from the night before.

But that too became too much work and so began the era of the forum. The good thing about a forum is that with a click of a mouse we all could read articles that were written by strangers about topics we cared about and then we could also add our own comments and thoughts. Creating little discussion groups that were sparked by an interesting initial question or opinion.

But that too became too much maintenance and luckily for all us OCD people we could now connect with those we cared about and forge new connections with all kinds of people. But as the years go by our attention span has become even shorter. And now comes the age of Twitter.

Twitter is a great example of how people think today. Yes they want to know what is going on, and yes they want to have their opinions heard, but they don’t want to have drawn-out conversations by people who share too much information. People simply want the talking points, opinions, suggestions and ideas without any of those pesky extra words.

Just the gist of people’s opinions in 140 characters or less is all that people really want, and if it could be limited down to a simple yes or no then that would be ideal. This explains the fascination with texting as well.

People feel as though they do not have time nor the energy to spend discussing issues or coordinating their daily lives, so texting and twitter are perfect.

Nudist naked man on a laptop

Nudist naked man on a laptop

Nudism Online and How Are Nudists Communicating Over The Internet

In the world of nudism today I keep feeling as though the general public is a Twitter lover, while the nudism industry as a whole is still writing letters. My personal view is that I wish people would take the time before commenting or saying something online, but in our tech savvy world it might be asking too much of people.

From day one, YNA has been reaching out to the influential members of the nudist movement. Part of the problem that we face is that on the one hand, naturism as a movement is run by people who have not yet made the leap that so many others have. And on the other side of the spectrum you have young naturists that simply don’t take the time to think of the repercussions of what they are saying.

The main groups that promote nudism were stuck in a time warp and have been slow to adapt. It seems to be that the lack of urgency on their parts is one of the core issues people have with them. The news cycle is a minute by minute thing today. People are signed up and constantly receive alerts about issues they hold dear to their hearts, but the lack of constant stimulation seems to cause a ton of frustration.

Young Nudists and Communication Issues

The young nudists out there that have been spreading negative energies are a problem too. They feel that since they know how to attract people using the tools of today, they are masters of their domain.

The lack of proper online presence has created a vacuum which gives them a sense of omnipotence that they could never have gotten with so little work, time, money or energy. It is like they won the lottery and now believe they possess the power, knowledge and abilities to preach to others who might be more knowledgeable than they are.

So in closing I would like to leave you with this thought. In today’s world, the human mind is in desperate need of constant stimulation. It is as if our brains are on crack and the information and alerts are our quick fix. So what can nudists and / or the nudist movement do to correct its present course?

Is nudism truly going to die out because they can’t adapt quick enough? Is it time to restructure the whole nudist movement and if so, is it even possible? Or will there simply be a new organization that will have to replace the old in order to usher in the new age of nudists? Perhaps time will tell, but hopefully we won’t have to wait too long.

This post about online nudism was published by Young Naturists and Nudists America – YNA

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Author of Felicity's Blog. Co-founder of Young Naturists America. 3rd-generation nudie. Avid reader. Feminist. 70% vegan, 30% vegetarian. When I'm not busy eating, I'm writing about naturism, censorship, topfree equality, body image and other fun topics. I like feedback, so plz leave a comment when you've got something to say!