Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’


Thursday Thanks – Technology


Do you know the number 1 phrase posted on facebook after Hurricane Sandy roared through the northeast?

Hurricane Sandy Flooding Avenue C 2012

“We’re okay”

Having been through it with family here, I found myself thankful for social media and technology that helped keep me connected.

What about you?  Have you been able to contact those you care about in the midst of disaster? Has technology made it easier to not worry?


Thursday Thanks – Social Networking


I was talking to to friends about how a group started that has helped people impacted by the wildfires.  It began as a facebook conversation asking how to help, finding others on different groups and pages doing the same, and creating a facebook group then to connect everyone and mobilize efforts.  Suddenly we had hundreds of people connected and working towards one goal.  All of this in a couple of days!

My Cyber Social Map

My Cyber Social Map (Photo credit: frankdasilva)

For all of the concerns that come with social networking (and many are legitimate concerns), there has been so much good that has come of being connected in this way, instantly.  I am thankful for those who were skilled enough in technology to provide the rest of us the opportunity for a great network!


Thursday Thanks

Image representing Skype as depicted in CrunchBase

Image via CrunchBase

I am thankful today for the technology that keeps me connected to family and friends across the US and around the world!  Apps like Skype, What’s App, facebook, have made distance a non-issue in so many relationships.  I am very happy – and thankful – for that!


The Return of Civility


facebook (Photo credit: sitmonkeysupreme)

I don’t know if I’ll ever not be surprised at some of the conversations/comments I find on facebook.  Take today, for example – some very “loud” expressions and feelings publicly displayed for everyone to see, whether it was decrying a damaged relationship, “no one appreciates me”, or the sheer rudeness of comments because someone’s favorite was booted from American Idol (yes – this is surprising indeed!).  So I took some time away from the technology, and lost myself in some old-fashioned cleaning, inside and out.  While I was cleaning my office tonight, I found an article entitled “Why Civility Matters”.  There were a number of reasons cited for the “new normal”, like sensational media, lax standards, and the like.  There were also some suggested tools to counter the incivility, two which I found particularly interesting.  The very first on the list was “make a habit of practicing kindness, generosity and gratitude.”  The second was to invest in social relationships, especially giving time to personal conversations and face to face interaction.  Both suggestions were connected with a higher degree of happiness and health.

What do you think about these suggestions?  Do you find they help the ability to be civil in today’s world?


No Regrets


Rays (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you have a facebook account, I am certain that someone has posted these to your wall – or you’ve seen them from someone you are friends with on facebook.  Worth the read! Thanks to Cassandra from My Life Is My Message for elaborating a bit more.  Yeah, check out her blog too – it’s awesome!

Read The Top Five Regrets of the Dying via 3 simple ways to live without regrets.

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