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100 Words on Media Purging

It has now been three months since dropping all social media except LinkedIn.  No Facebook, Twitter, or others.  I felt some apprehension, endured some ridicule, and heard some dissent from others.

How do I feel now?  In a word, Indifferent.

It was not revolutionarily nor was it detrimental to my career or relationships.  Everything remains static.  I still call, email, and text people.  I still post on LinkedIn.  Am I missing Social Media drama? Am I missing amazing professional opportunities?  Are there people I am no longer connected with I miss?

Maybe, but that is likely your opinion; not mine.

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100 Words on Social Interaction

Is Social Media a true reflection of human interaction?  Without the context of vocal tone, body language, and other nuances, text (and accompanying images) may easily be misinterpreted.  The news often references Social Media reaction, embedding individual posts in its feeds, but is it telling the whole story?  We are justifiably concerned with manipulation and “Fake News”, but what about “Incomplete News”.  Many discussion threads rapidly escalate from reasonable, topical debate to ad hominem attacks, digressing within minutes.  Maybe Social Media is less about “what” we are presenting and more about “how” it is presented, considering a potentially global audience.

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100 Words on Missing Experiences

Why do we filter our view of the world with metal and glass?  At events, we find scores of people with a phone obstructing their view, focused on a digital replica rather than the analogue original.  Why waste money attending an event, obsessing over capturing it for later viewing rather than living in the moment?  Must we digitally share everything we indirectly experience?  How much of our lifetime do we simply delete?  Are we genuinely seeking to share these replicated experiences for the benefit of others or are we simply seeking validation from others doing the same through social media?