This is one of those mornings that I have so much to say and so little time…little time because once I get on one of my rants, I frequently can’t remember what else I was going to say…
Social media and instant messaging. I’ve heard the whining, moaning and indignant anger from folks who don’t electronically communicate with friends and acquaintances. I’ve been personally criticized and mothered as to how us electronic communicators are ruining America. OH SHUT UP!
I’ve made more connections using social media than would have been humanly possible without this tool. I’ve reconnected with old friends that I always wondered about but didn’t know if they were dead or alive. I pretty much know at a glance what is going on in the lives of most everyone that I connect to….and it is WONDERFUL! I may not be in your top 10 list of personal friends, but when your Great Aunt Matilda dies…you will get a prayerful good vibe from me because even though I didn’t know you had a Great Auntie, I can share a good karmic vibe with you.
If I have a thought or something I want to tell you, or just let you know I”m thinking about you because something reminded me of you…simple…I send you a short message …you send me a message back and we have connected…if I spent time on the telephone (which I detest, by the way) I would have to give up my job and all of my private life just to keep up with the volume of information I have using electronic and social media…and I am more likely to send you a message than I am to call you on the telephone – do the pleasantries just to tell you that I tried the dunkin donuts coffee (which is the best, by the way) and love it.
I talk on the telephone for 8 hours a day to people I generally don’t like…I, absolutely, positively am not going home from work and talk on the telephone….no matter how much you love this type of communication. I am not going to do it…This, of course, applies to the daily conversations about life and what you had to eat during the day, this does not apply to emotional, rescue mission phone calls…I have been a people pleaser for 56 years..everyone’s emotional well being has always been catered to before my own and it is not healthy.
Until next time….if you come back?
I dunkin donuts. It’s built into my budget. It is it’s own category Were it not for social media there is just no way I’d have the kind of contact with my family that is literally spread across the US from coast to coast. I wouldn’t have met some of all y’all and I wouldn’t have reconnected w/some very special friends. Word.
Hey I’m with ya. If it weren’t for social media, none of us would be connecting here in xangaland. And I love my xangaland! But I agree about the rest as well. Funny thing about fb is that I have connected with some ppl I went to school with but never hung out with, not sure we even passed more than 2 words in all the years we were part of the small class of about 60 something kids and I have found we have so much in common now. More so that most of the ppl I did hang out with back then. I never would’ve known with out social media. And it’s also a pretty cool way to stay in touch with a lot of my nieces and nephews..we just have contact more often than we would otherwise. And no, it’s not the same as the phone where you have to think of everything you needed to say at that moment…and sometimes you’re just not in the mood..I think the complainers are a lot of times just ppl who are afraid to learn new things.