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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Vacant


There was a time that if you went a day without thinking anything of importance, nobody would know it but you. Not anymore. Social media allows for a torrent of useless information to be at our fingertips every hour of every day. Why people feel compelled to update the world on the banal minutiae of their day is beyond me. As a society are we that self-absorbed? Is every single thought that passes through your head really worth sharing? Do you actually need the constant approval of others? Do you live to be "Liked"? I think  that within a certain age demographic, we turned into a nation of "insecure puppies".

Ok, so we're more connected than ever before. We talk, text, tweet, and post constantly. But are we saying anything meaningful?  Don't get me wrong, I think social media is a terrific thing but I'm just disappointed with how most people choose to use it. A large percentage of Social Media is a wasteland of insignificant blathering. Why not share something that's truly fun and interesting instead? Why not promote something positive and useful? Spark a meaningful dialog? Offer people something? Try to add some value to the lives of others with your commentary. Go for quality and not quantity in your posts and tweets. Posting, Tweeting and Friending is not a competition. Make an effort to unplug every now and then. I dare you. Your world will not end. Trust me. 

We have had visits with Bob & Al before. You can see them here and here again.

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