The internet has become oversaturated with cheap and convenient content, and without a filter, users can adapt with an unhealthy appetite for poor media consumption. We sacrifice our most prized asset, time and attention, to maintain social media relationships that otherwise provide no benefit to us.
This is what I do now to “trick” myself into confidence. I hate “hacks” and “tricks”. But I need to survive also and feed people and make myself function.
Social networks claim to bring us closer together, but I can’t help thinking they’re really just pulling us apart.
We can puff up our social network lists, collecting friends like trading cards all we want. In the end, few of those people really matter.
Does the person who RTs a major media outlet story link within seconds of it being posted really give a hoot? Or, have they just been scouring the web and trying to seem up to date on viral matters?
1. Leadership: “I was captain of my intramural sports team in college; I emailed out the season’s schedule one time. I’m also good at making sure everyone gets texted about the happy hour tonight.
1. I’m just going to go on Pinterest for a second to look up a recipe for dinner tonight.
How we build relationships has fundamentally changed as a result of the Internet. Yet few people realize the implications. Dale Carnegie’s 1936 classic, How To Win Friends & Influence People, has helped tens of millions of people build in-person relationships.
I were so inclined, I couldn’t create a “White Picnic Lunch” or “White Tae Bo Workshop” without incurring some self-righteous wrath from pale-faced progressives and black Afrocentrists alike.
It feels nice to be involved in things doesn’t it? Part of a movement or something. Swinging on Russell Brand’s chest hairs.