For all those who moan about the many ways we are being changed by on line networking, Facebook, twittering, spacing, Googling, etc, I can only answer this:
Get over yourselves! Leave your mean-spirited gnawing on the bones of yesterday, and put a toe in the web water.
It wasn’t long ago that I frowned and shook my head as my daughter talked about ‘friending’ people. Then I joined Facebook where sure you can find old boyfriends, long lost cousins, and famous authors; but really, you find your very own friends, only now you can keep up with them. Daily!
Working at home makes one a bit of a hermit. A hermit in very ugly clothes who may have forgotten how to apply eyeliner. But with Facebook, I can keep up without getting in the car, ironing a shirt, using gas, or blow-drying my hair. I can check in at six am. I can instantly see Nicole’s newborn baby. I know my daughter is safe in California, because I saw her on Facebook.
Facebook is like a “Yoo hoo!” out the window. It’s “Good Morning, Henriette” all the way to Greece. It’s seeing and hearing about Amy’s German book cover, Jenna’s motel view, Kathy’s view of the Bushes, and Charles’ political views.
It’s my coffee break (good article, Linda!) my morning stretch (oh, choose the Mac, John!) and a friend during my two-minute lunch break (she did what?)
Working alone, even a distant friend is better than none, right?
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