What is the craze with sharing so much of our lives with the world?

January 24, 2008 at 9:52 pm Leave a comment

After a bit of research and with the recent launch of our widget, I’ve discovered that over 300 million people are using the Internet to share themselves, their lives, and their passions with as many people as they can. The Internet has become a part of their daily lives to interact with others. Sure, I have a Facebook account, and yes, I check it often just like check my email.

But for some people, Facebook is a way to track every detail of everyone they know. They can look at pictures, find events that people attend, find who else attends their school, and much more. There’s also social media sites such as LiveJournal, where writers can share some of their inner-most thoughts with hundreds of people, some they might not even know. However, the one I find the most interesting is Twitter – a place to share what’s going on in your life with people literally every 5 minutes. Is it really that important?

It’s a little odd how we feel that we can get to know someone so well through what’s seen on a computer screen. It is quite a powerful tool. The ability to share information instantly to someone who may be 500 miles away from you is amazing. For instance, this blog is a means of discussing, sharing, and questioning through the Internet. It provides a vast array of resources across the globe for many individuals. If you used appropriately, social media can be a wonderful means of learning and sharing.

I’d love to hear what you think about social media sites and their use in today’s highly digitalized world!

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