In 1996, when the Internet became a subject of debate among ordinary people, I lived in a stone hut in the Koyamaka Mountains, San Diego, in the State Park. A friend and I were discussing this new phenomenon, and I was very ignorant. When my friend said, “Cath, it’s all about awareness.” I immediately understood the value of the Internet.
“Wow,” thought of “correspondence without a face to misrepresent a person’s perception or make judgments about an idea.”
Within a few months I bought my first laptop and was online. I did not hesitate. In fact, the Internet and all technology are two things that I have consistently included in my daily “appreciation” practice.
I remember that I was living on the farm in Montana and I hope there will be a way to live in this beautiful place and be at work. Well, voila! Ask and give.
Recently, the phenomenon of social networking sites. I have to admit that I’ve been dragging my feet on this foot for a long, long time (technology – life). At first the only site to watch was My Space, which kids seemed to “get” right away. Being a somewhat private person, I never imagined having my “profile” let alone my thoughts all over the world for reading, editing, and passing. Then in quick succession Linked-In, Facebook and Twitter first appeared with others. I owe it to my friends who snatched me informally in the 21st century.
I spent a lot of time reading and researching this media, because I am mostly skeptical, shy and private. Often times, I come across social networking sites regarding business development, and here I admit quite a doubt. When money is driving, I usually stop before following the cliff off a potential cliff.
My first social blog entry was Linked-In. A friend called me, so I joined. My reservations were: How long this will take and publishing my facts online will not capture who I am. However, my first toes dipped in this strange water. It turns out that it doesn’t take much time, but the weirdest thing happened, people I didn’t know started asking me to relate to them. At the same time, on another website, I was receiving requests to “recommend” people. My response was to respond to them, “I would like to recommend you, but it is my policy to really inform you, please feel free to contact me and let’s get to know each other first.” As you might imagine, no one took the time to call me. It seemed to me a numbers game. Not completely loyal or real. I might say that on this site, I still stick to this policy.
At the same time I joined Facebook and Twitter, again because of friends. At first I had a very fast profile and did not spend any time actively working with them. Then the universe sent me another angel to explain the obvious to a single – me. This angel said, “Cath, these are the places where you can get to know people and know you.” A similar version of my friend’s first consciousness statement. With this cosmic aiming upside down, I began to understand …
The perspective is great. When you can stand far enough away from something, you start to see the bigger picture and what really happens. So I stood on my mental peace and began to look at the image of social networks and here is what I see.
The most obvious thing that I see is that people need to communicate and communicate with each other. In large measure, I like people turning down television and ads that tell them how to think of a topic they want them to think about. Sometimes I get to see commercial TV, like when I’m in the gym, I get a glimpse of the publicity being propagated. Here is the disease (plant the seed), and when you get it, ask your doctor about this medicine (steer the lemon). Arge. I saw a commercial on that day about high-fructose corn syrup, and why it’s good for you. Double Arg. So when I was listening to the expectation that TV viewing would drop in 2009 by up to 15% in favor of social networks, I started to smile. It’s not often that people come my way and stop watching TV.
Second, I can see from a broader perspective that this is a whip saw’s reaction to the impersonal distance that companies, companies and others have created in recent years from the phone tree. You can’t talk to a real person, and if you get someone up, it’s likely that he doesn’t know how to help you, let alone the inspiration and the desire to really listen to you. We’ve been so lacking for Real for too long. Do not believe me? Try talking to someone about your mortgage loan or your insurance needs. They are robots and automators who don’t care much. So, here are the social networks, in seconds you can post your answer to what you do. Are you looking for a bank that offers a personalized service? Your followers can chime in and direct you to their personal experience. Looking for the latest natural cancer treatment, Twitter it and see how many hearts come to help you.
This is the interpersonal communication again, and it is only mixed up for a global age. How cool? We don’t have to sit with the answer the banker, the insurance agent, or the doctor gave us, and swallow that if that isn’t true, we can go to our “extended and extended family” and communicate through space and it’s time for more and more.
Third, we are completely transparent to the world. This is a good thing. One of the main things that brought us to such a paralyzed state as a nation is the idea of a “hidden agenda”. We hear the overt words, and we fail to hear the spinning message. You might say, why is this different? It is very difficult to be artificial over time. You may want to hide some aspects of what you really intend to do, but when you Tweet or talk to others on Facebook, your true colors sparkle in the end either through what you say, or the way you say it, or the nature of the friends and followers you gather. All this is governed by the Law of World Attraction and you cannot fake it here. And in a very subtle way, the explosion of social networking sites is also a return to our desire in fact.
Finally, it is an expression of who we really are and our contribution to the world. We have seen and heard. We have to show our uniqueness and present it in the world’s finest soup mix, which is all we’ve come to … playing with everyone.
Even if we use it to market our business, instrument, tool or service, we inherently offer our entity to the world, and present it as we said before we go here. But one thing is for sure, we communicate from person to person, from spirit to soul again. Amen for that.