Sunday 26 February 2012: Defeated
A sombre Scottish crowd stream away from Murrayfield towards the city centre after another rugby defeat. Didn't go myself but watched it on TV - looked like a cracking game, with lots of open and expansive rugby from both teams, but the French just came out on top. Scotland did score a couple of tries, but seemed to lose possession at crucial moments. Not sure if that was through legal activity from the French players or by doing things on the margins of the laws of the game but whatever it was, the ball was in Scottish possession and then it wasn't, on several occasions. I must confess to haziness on some of the technicalities of mauls and rucks so I may well be wrong about what was going on. And so, another heroic defeat. As Murrayfield is just round the corner - I could hear the bigger cheers from the sell-out 67,000 crowd from my sofa - I thought I'd nip out to get a blip of the departing crowds at the top of the street.
Earlier on L and I went to Socrates Cafe at the Filmhouse. Today's topic was, "Am I a Different Person Online?" Very interesting discussion that considered the anonymity that online communication can provide, and the way that maybe the single identity some of us have online is being refined to more closely reflect the multiple personalities all of us have in the real world as social networks introduce features that allow us to tailor our online activity to different groups. Much like we choose to talk about certain things with some friends and then different topics with others, more recent changes in social networks let us refine our apparent online identities in the same way. Not to mention the deliberate alternative and multiple identities some of us create for reasons with varying degrees of innocence.