After reading my dear friend’s post about social networking, I got to thinking…
Are we allowing Facebook to redefine what a “friend” is?
Back in the good ‘ole days (before online social networking), we phoned and hung out with our friends. In fact, we even could hug them in person. We’d share stories and recount our days and experiences and share photos of our families all the while enjoying eye contact!
This was friendship, no?
Now, we status update.
We post our photos for anyone to see.
We invest 0-3 minutes in our friend’s “lives” (by reading their facebook accounts) and can often tell you what they’re currently doing (thank you, twitter), but we have no idea who they are. Today.
We blog. (wink, wink.)
I’m very conflicted about all of this. Social networking is both a blessing and a curse, if you ask me.