November 6, 2009

Too much communication or not enough!

computer girlDo you realize that most of us spend a good portion of our days chatting in either Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Online Dating Sites or Blogging for the most part and on certain sites with people we have never met before? People have to realize that you should not leave too much personal information about yourself on these sites and make sure you go to your "Settings" first and adjust that first. I just experienced a nasty person that left an unpleasant semi nude photo in the "Comment" section. What a sleeze! We have too many sickos in this world. I was embarrassed for my followers that saw it. I deleted it ASAP. I also went back into my settings and selected more protection. There should be ONE State for all the Sickos to live in so they can torment each other and leave the sane people alone!

A friend of mine enjoys LinkedIn for networking and found it very helpful with finding jobs and increasing the growth of their current companies.

It sure can be exhilarating, at least at first to connect with long lost friends on Facebook which is the upside but the downside is the weak ties and realizing the distinction between true long time friends and acquaintances is becoming a connection we never knew before. We care about these people in a different way. And who are these people anyway? All our electronic relationships sometimes are quite refreshing and entertaining yet some or most are still strangers.

I read an article in a magazine recently that with all this new computer socializing, we are all heading for a massive Friender-Bender! Ya think? Will we need insurance for this “Friender-Bender”? LOL Well, in my opinion, it certainly has kept me company on many lonely evenings that I could not sleep. I think all these Scientists just find topics to study and analyze and criticize and what do they know anyway??????? They are human just like we are….the computer world certainly helped them in their field…so why can’t we have our field for a playground providing it is a healthy playground with no ill intent and definitely no cyber-bulling which can be frightening and deadly for the younger kids on computers. Some people just take it a step too far and forget about personal responsibility for their actions.

Ladies talkingWhat happened to the old fashion way of communicating with others over a cup of coffee at your local coffee shop or walking down the street and stopping to chat with a neighbor or the local shopkeeper? I guess we are all in a hurry these days……driving here and there, multi-tasking, rushing doing errands…not taking the time to stop and smell the roses! We have all inflicted way too much stress on ourselves. The simpler life of years ago was better in so many ways. Your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers were truly sincere. Now, just turn on the News to get depressed with the horrifying stories and sometime all you have to do is look around your own office to notice the backstabber............sad..........real sad.

I’d like to find something nice to say everyday about any topic. And, today…I’d like to say I hope people find happiness and do what they love doing best in their work field…heck, you are there 8 hours per day or longer…….it certainly helps if you love your job! So, love the job more than loving the bigger paycheck! And, only believe half of what people tell you. The old days of a handshake to seal a deal is over!

Enjoy your weekend!


  1. You are so right in being careful with online info these days. Online or not people are just crazy at times. It pays to be aware and to be safe. I set my blog to having to approve comments first before showing them. Others do like you with the letter id. There are hackers out there too that try to infiltrate sites. Hackers and spamers try to take over things that should be nice. I love being able to blog and keeping in touch with friends and family. I hope that it doesn't get any worse. I'd hate to give it up. Thanks for sharing the good advice today.

  2. Yeah, I got the same pervert on my journal, as well. I no longer am allowing anonymous comments.


  3. Nothing beats a face to face meeting. Sorry you got spammed.

  4. Hi Rose,
    Interesting blog about how the social networking has effected us.
    Thanks for sending!
    Have a great weekend,

  5. you always get the pervs and spammers on whatever site you use.if only they spent as much time getting a job huh?take care rose,love mort xx

  6. Well, Well, well. I love it when you make add an entry. You broach many interesting subjects. Sherry and I were talking the other day about the amount of ways to communicate nowadays. I often wonder what the folks are talking about who keep the phone to their ear while gro. shopping? Are they asking what to buy?

    But you are right the times of stopping to talk to someone on their porch or stoop is past. I miss it.

    Also I passed a man having car trouble today (there was already someone there helping) a few years ago I would have stopped, but today I said to myself, I have to get back and work on that tractor.

    We stay way too busy.

    It is a shame about the idiots who troll around and leave nasty or lewd comments on folks blogs. I noticed an idiot got on Mort's in months past leaving a very nasty comment. Oh well, what goes around comes around and they will get theirs.

    Also agree about loving a job, it makes life so much better to love what youdo.
    TAke care I know the weather there is getting nicer (Not new England) but more comfortable. We miss it, and will be a little late coming.
    From North CArolina
    Sherry & Jack

  7. Hi Rose, I always love it when I see you have added an entry. Sorry youhad an idiot try to ruin your day.
    I just lost a comment, am retrying.
    I did love this one as usual.
    Sherry & Jack

  8. Sory Rose, I am not paying attention. delete this and the last one if you like.
    Love ya!

  9. Sorry Rose, I am not paying attention. delete this and the last one if you like.
    Love ya!

  10. Hi Rose =). I'm glad you were able to change your settings. Gee, I have said that before, I think there should be an island for the mean, sick people to "do in" each other. They really mess up the rest of us, don't they? We spend too much time cleaning up their messes! I hope you are having a nice weekend. Love, Val xox

  11. Loved your entry! So true!
    Have a good weekend.

  12. Excellent post, Rose. You have to be very cautious and circumspect in posting personal info on the Net. But I agree that for many people it is one way of communicating with others, even those they have never met.