Went to go "check" facebook a couple of weeks ago, feeling the standard ambivalence of wanting to be there/not wanting to be there, feeling a little uncomfortably out-there in the world, not wanting to spend more time trying to navigate the waters, and I hit send on this update without censoring.
It was like chum in the water. It got more play than anything I'd posted, ever. Quite a few people commented on the friend weeding, an unseemly topic in facebook.
Some gave practical tips on making facebook work for them.
Some shared what they liked about being connected.
Some shared what they didn't like.
Quite a few people expressed a similar struggle to get their heads around it. I always find this comforting. Other people's confusion.
I was given the most pause by the thoughtful and revealing comments by Kat Walsh.
I am interested in Kat's and Eugene's thoughts about engaging mindfully in this media. How does the screen/Interpipe enhance our humanity? How does it detract from it? How can it add more joy to our lives? When does it take away joy?
I'm here to practice expressing my voice. I'm here for the connections. I'm here for the laughs.
I'm here because it's the place to be in 2009, like hanging around the drive-in in the '50s.
I'm here for the experiment. I'm here because I am curious. I'm here because I think it's going to be a key piece in the next step of our advancement. I'm fascinated to see how it plays out.