When Has Social Media Gone Too Far?

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Via Gary Woltal – Assoc. Broker REALTORĀ® SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty):

KeyboardWhen Has Social Media Gone Too Far?

Depending on an age demographic of an individual in their 20’s or someone in their 50’s, you will get widely diverse opinions on the use of social media like blogging, Twittering, Facebook, and even just using mobile devices BEYOND smartphones with email but relying more heavily on texting. Many of the older folks view too much of it as a waste of time while younger folks “can’t live without it” and are as transparent with their personal lives as a glass of water.

The real answer is there is no right answer.

 

 

Life PeekThe fact is we are in just another change in life with “conversations” across the country and around the globe.

Is it a waste of time to have so many “sound bite” conversations? Well their format gets pretty strange sometimes when family members in their own two story home are Facebooking each other on the Home page with threads rather than just walking to their room. But it is just all of us judging everyone.

What is right for you may be completely wrong for someone else. Doesn’t it really matter how you want to spend your time, or alternately spend your time?

 

Life is about choices.

 

 

Yellow PathWe all have choices to make. We all have a path we determine.

 

It is not the same as others, even if there are similarities in our paths.

People now make jokes about the 500 million members on Facebook, a number that surely has to be reckoned with. The joke is THAT many people are wasting their time now!!

Maybe, and maybe not.

John Lennon had this great quote that, “Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.” Maybe he was way ahead of his time, prior to social conversations.

 

 

KindnessWhat I have observed with the connections people make with social media of all forms is it is an “opportunity” to educate, laugh, feel for the other, share, debate, fall in love, and above all

       “show kindness”

for the human condition of another. Now what could possibly be wrong or going too far with that opportunity?

What the world needs now, is love, sweet love……

Nothing new there. NOW just more opportunity to

    CONNECT….

 

 

Invisible Man

Hopefully we go about our world doing those random acts of kindness without so much tooting our own horn about them. Cause we could use that tooting energy to do more kind acts.

Think of it this way….

A good deed doesn’t count if they know where it came from.

Social Media is probably as something new in our lives moving faster than our minds can absorb it right now. But think of it as connection and an opportunity to brighten another’s day. AND to stay in touch!!

About susanmorrison

After living in Walpole, MA for many years, our family was transferred to the west coast when I was a senior in high school. In 1983, I graduated from Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California. I am also a 1987 graduate of Providence College with a major in liberal arts and a minor in business administration. I bring to the table many years of sales experience beginning with thirteen years in Corporate Sales at Delta Air Lines. I'm the mother of three children and I'm very active within the Franklin, MA community. I am also a cancer survivor and support the American Cancer Society Charities.

My husband and I have built five homes and I've lived in a variety of other locations including Toronto Canada, Irving Texas and my current home in Franklin, MA. As a result of all my moving around, I came to the conclusion that I was an expert at moving...why not become an expert on the other side of the table? I earned my real estate license in 2004 and believe that I have found my true niche'. I can empathize with my clients on a variety of levels; whether they are buying or selling. And, like so many other good realtors out there, I believe that possessing good communication skills is one of the many keys to success.

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