When Has Social Media Gone Too Far?
Depending on an age demographic of an individual in their 20's or someone in their 50's, you will get widely diverse opinions on the use of social media like blogging, Twittering, Facebook, and even just using mobile devices BEYOND smartphones with email but relying more heavily on texting. Many of the older folks view too much of it as a waste of time while younger folks "can't live without it" and are as transparent with their personal lives as a glass of water.
The real answer is there is no right answer.
The fact is we are in just another change in life with "conversations" across the country and around the globe.
Is it a waste of time to have so many "sound bite" conversations? Well their format gets pretty strange sometimes when family members in their own two story home are Facebooking each other on the Home page with threads rather than just walking to their room. But it is just all of us judging everyone.
What is right for you may be completely wrong for someone else. Doesn't it really matter how you want to spend your time, or alternately spend your time?
Life is about choices.
We all have choices to make. We all have a path we determine.
It is not the same as others, even if there are similarities in our paths.
People now make jokes about the 500 million members on Facebook, a number that surely has to be reckoned with. The joke is THAT many people are wasting their time now!!
Maybe, and maybe not.
John Lennon had this great quote that, "Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted." Maybe he was way ahead of his time, prior to social conversations.
What I have observed with the connections people make with social media of all forms is it is an "opportunity" to educate, laugh, feel for the other, share, debate, fall in love, and above all
for the human condition of another. Now what could possibly be wrong or going too far with that opportunity?
What the world needs now, is love, sweet love......
Nothing new there. NOW just more opportunity to
Hopefully we go about our world doing those random acts of kindness without so much tooting our own horn about them. Cause we could use that tooting energy to do more kind acts.
Think of it this way....
A good deed doesn't count if they know where it came from.
Social Media is probably as something new in our lives moving faster than our minds can absorb it right now. But think of it as connection and an opportunity to brighten another's day. AND to stay in touch!!