Sunday, April 28, 2013
Being Social Online
On the weekend I check in the morning. Early, as routine is hard to break, but before the chores of the day require attention.
The morning still new, the house still quiet, a fresh brewed cup of coffee on the end table, the laptop on...well, my lap and I open up to see who has reported doing what, on Facebook.
We live in the generation that saw the birth of social media and continue to experience the growing pains. What is put online is there, in some form, forever. Understanding what that means and putting in place safeguards and laws is taking time.
My personal observations support that those who are social in nature likely make the most use of online socializing. Those, not so much, read what others are doing but don't post as much of their own activities.
That seems like the dark ages.
Email was just on the horizon but had yet to make it into every home in the neighborhood. Online was so close yet unavailable to us during this eight week time slot.
That I communicate regularly over Facebook with L, recalling those long, lonely eight weeks, makes me appreciate so much that I am here to participate in this technological age.
I am a social being, online and off, and I look forward to whatever technology will bring. Yes, there is always bad with the good but what would you choose to leave behind...now that we know?
What memories do you have that bridge this technological divide?