Social Media and Different Perspectives

  • I have to share my thoughts on this…how people see and respond differently to social media. I am one of those old timers on the internet who used it way back when it was IRC just text on Unix (yes I am that old! :-)), this gives you an idea of how long I have been online.

  • I recently had issues with a “friend” when I disclosed that I had looked at some of his family members on Facebook. For me this is an innocent move, I AM a huge Facebook junkie, I like to look people up out of curiosity and the fun of it, but never do I intrude in their lives by sending them messages or in-boxing them….that to me would be crossing the line. People look me up as well, and I don’t mind or care, as long as they are not slandering me or using my information in any negative way. To that end, I do watch what I post on Facebook and Instagram, I am always mindful that others may find me there.

  • I realized this weekend that for some, even the looking is crossing the line, it comes across as you being insecure or nosy, that was a new point of view for me as I am totally cool with who I am and my relationships. This point of view was a bit strange for me as I have a huge online presence, and I view all things online to be free, open and public information to be accessed by anyone, anytime, however. My bar is what the information is used for, and how it is used. Anyway, some people do feel that way, and for those of us who are internet, online junkies, we have to be aware and respect these perspectives when we are in relationships with others. Ask clearly what their views are regarding this. Don’t assume that it’s harmless.

  • Since it was a strange point of view for me, I did a poll, and yes, about 30% of people interviewed do find it offensive for others to poke around on any social media looking for them. My question is though, if someone is so private, why are they on social media? Anyway, I learned a huge lesson, “If you look, don’t say you did!” (chuckle). Ok guys that was a joke….if you don’t disclose, then it becomes snooping vs browsing.

  • What is your opinion? Should people be free to look up anyone, whenever, however?

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    Handling Heartbreak of Any Kind

    How do you handle heartbreak?
    – Do you cry?
    – Do you scream?
    – Do you Lash out at the person who caused it?
    – Do you Lash out at yourself for making a mistake and beat yourself up about it?

    I am a bit more practical. I figure you can’t get back the spilt milk, if you apologize to the hurt party and try to make amends and they want to move on with their lives, then give them room to do so. Don’t lash out, don’t try to get mean or nasty to get back at anyone. Life is too short to be angry. Figure out how to deal with your hurt the best way you can and move on.

    Life happens and hurt happens, find your good place and go there. Don’t ever let heartbreak determine the rest of your life, the path you take and how you deal with others.

    Move on!! and do it gracefully.

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    Working Moms

    WeMomsWork is a Blog that covers all aspects of a working mother’s life. Issues ranging from protecting the kids on social media such as Facebook are discussed. We share how to deal with kids and cell phones, step parenting strategies, and many work related topics such as interviewing.
    This is a one stop shop for moms looking for advice and tools! If you visit and think a particular topic should be discussed let us know, suggestions are welcome!!

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    Android Smartphone – Blessing Or Curse?

    I finally moved into the 21st century and got an android phone last year.  I had always thought being so connected is just too intrusive, however with the phenomenon of texting, and that being the primary means of communicating by teenagers and younger people, I decided I had to change my point of view.  Can’t beat them, join them! [Read more…]

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    Going To the Doctor, Clear Your Calendar!

    Why is it we are asked to go to the doctor’s office at least 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork, etc, and they expect us to be on time. Yet, even after we respect their schedule and show up, we still have to wait, and wait and wait to see the doctor? [Read more…]

    Should My Kids Want My Job or Career?

    My friends kids and mine all have this in common, they don’t want our careers. Without exception, they all say no. It never fails, regardless of the standard of living we have made for them to be comfortable.  When asked what they want to be, they choose something at the other end of the spectrum.  Is it cultural, or is it that we make our lives and careers seem too formidable and restrictive for ours kids?  I will address a bit of both.  These kids are indeed different from us culturally as they are growing up in a different age, and also we have to be careful how we portray or jobs and workplace. [Read more…]

    On Going Green —— Do we have to be totally paperless?

    It’s a little after midnight, and the kids are in bed.  I have tucked everybody in, and now I am getting to the emails from the teachers! [Read more…]