Networking

The Golden Rule

See it even says SHARE!

I’m not quite sure if I can even recall what the one main Golden Rule was. It has been much too long. Was it “Always say please and thank-you”? Was it “Respect others”? I get the impression it was the latter. However, another “Rule”, maybe not “Golden”, but should be, is sharing, in my opinion.
That word was always forced down our throats and into our ears when I was a child. I just realized that Show ‘n’ Tell managed to get twisted into more of a Share ‘n’ Tell. I have always embraced the sharing aspect, always loved sharing things verbally, I would share things physically if there was more interest in doing so. Not everybody seems to “share” that same ideal though.

Looks like we lost it. Apparently it was just a stage, the share stage. Wow, I’m pretty cool for that phrase. Anyway, it seems to me that the only sharing my generation is currently doing takes place on the web. We share and just keep sharing, even when no one really cares to the point where we update statuses on Facesucker* twice a minute (well maybe not to that extent). Personally, which maybe seems a little wrong coming from a person sharing opinions on a blog, I believe that sharing things on a higher level has somewhat dissipated with the extreme usage of internet connecting.

This thought is depressing, for me anyway. Most others seem A-OK with it but I find it just sad that I need to find out a good friend of mine just got into a highly acclaimed post-secondary school, or that a snowstorm wrecked people’s lives for a few days. Just sad. One hundred percent SAD.

*Facesucker, a term I use to describe Facebook, see earlier post.


Becoming a TweetHead

Courtesy of SpreadShirt.com

Today I came to the realization that I am well on my way to becoming a “tweethead”.

I went home for a night, home unfortunately does not have high-speed. Dial-up caused me to not be capable of checking Twitter. I began cursing the world (not to mention Bell) to hell for my home being in a zone that has difficulty with internet access. I finally tuned into what I was saying, and how ridiculous it truly was. For someone who was completely against Twitter the minute she heard of it to become in need of it is just plain silly.

I have started to use Twitter more than I was using Facebook, I love how direct Twitter is. I tweeted that I needed to start listening to new music again, instead of just sticking in my comfortable niche of classic rock and I received a ton of suggestions! I couldn’t have been happier! I figured I’d maybe get a couple of new artists trying to get followers (which I did) but I also got quite a few legitimate responses. Even more surprising for me, I loved all the suggestions. It’s like these people completely understand my music taste, amazing.

Twitter has even helped me with this blog, I definitely credit the majority of my views to being able to update people instantly on the status of it. I was recently informed of this really cool concept called a 365-day blog, where you document one new thing each and every day. An example of this a dude who goes by Tilley showed me (through Twitter) is the “Make Something Every Day” blog by Mark Weaver. I found it to be brilliant. Check it out. The link should be in the sidebar. I’m certain you’ll enjoy it. Maybe after I establish this blog more, and organize it to exactly the way I want it to be, I will try out the 365-day blog.

Today I came to the realization that I am perfectly all right with being well on my way to becoming a “tweethead”.