The online world has been popular now for how long?
Long enough for us to understand enough so that we can get a grasp on it. Ok fine, our grandparents may not all want to be a part of it, but you get what I’m saying.
Oh and the catch…
IT IS NOT GOING AWAY!
The truth is, we are communicating faster and more effectively than ever. Think of Twitter and what it does with amazing headlines. A more recent example is Sandy, not only were people Tweeting, despite power outages, they were also making videos and sharing with everyone in the world, what it is that happened. To top it off, not even two months later, there were a videos made faster than ever which covered a lot of the hurricane through people’s phones and personal cameras. This is just one example:
Yes, we can stay and get connected faster than ever, so reach out!
Some of those who come into this may think, “Ok this is weird, I don’t get to see the person or who they really are.” What I say to that is that you didn’t know your wife or husband before you made them a part of your family, so take a chance. Those who have grown up with the internet, well maybe we just don’t know any better. Either way, the relationships that are being built have potential to be amazing, and real. E Harmony is a great example, and their new way of connecting people not only for love but for business proves this.
Now for some psychology! We all naturally want to be connected with one another because that is how we make things happen. Think back to intention. We find ways to communicate, share ideas, learn from one another, and grow. While social media may be a different and digital way to stay connected, it does work. We have seen how first MySpace, and now Facebook how dominated and changed the way we communicate with others. The reality is that we all need to adapt to the fact that the face to face touch and feel is no longer the norm. Our offspring are going to build relationships and connect with others via the social networks. Whatever we want to say and who we are is going to candidly be shared and visible to whoever is curious enough to click on and find out more about us. So while this interaction may not be what we are used to, it is more of a mental connection being made. Just think of your different subscriptions to the daily newspaper and/or RSS feeds.
In the end, we have to adapt, and with technology, this will happen faster and more efficiently than ever. So, lets continue to share the different things that we are passionate about on this internet. Those connections will be made in a different but great sense.
Since most people are now more likely to watch a video than read what I have to say, here is this enlightening video (you still have to read a bit, its just more entertaining). XO