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Social networking is changing how we interact and help each other…in a good way!!!

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I heard a recent comment from David Axelrod, Barack Obama’s Chief campaign strategist, on last Sunday’s (11/9/08) “60 Minutes” program, when he spoke of how the country is changing and becoming more connected through social networking on the internet and this is a positive thing. I think face to face interactions can promote people to react or treat others based on visual biases, in other words, when people interact through internet social networking, they may more inclined to develop relationships based on what others are saying and their message, rather than being influenced by visual aspects which tend to make most of us treat others differently, in spite of how much we try to not let that influence us. Let me make it clear that I am not saying face to face interaction is bad, but that we need to not fear that younger generations are using the internet to socialize, but acknowledge that it is occurring and is not necessarily wrong.

We all have read about the dangers of the internet due to not knowing if the person you are talking to is presenting themselves factually. Interacting on the internet needs to be done with the same cautions that we would naturally use in face to face interactions. Meeting someone face to face, does not necessarily mean that we know what that person is like as well. When socializing on the internet, we tend to get involved in social groups with similar interests that allow us to discover people for what they say and believe in and not dismiss them because of the color of their skin or any other physical characteristics. This is a GOOD thing and it IS evolving into part of how future generations socialize with each other!

In the world of social networking, Baby Boomers LOVE to socialize and help other Boomers find their way in the blogosphere. We are all finding out that there are so many of us and we are ALL facing the same issues and looking for help to deal with them.

Here is one site where Rosie Horner’s blog, “Rosie’s Boomer Review” helps others by reviewing and promoting other Boomer blogs and websites. Check out her blog and thanks to Rosie…from Boomer to Boomer… it’s really great to help each other out!

Baby Boomer Journey-Another Great Baby Boomer Blog

November 10, 2008 - Posted by | Articles | ,

5 Comments »

  1. Interesting post and blog. Relevantly, many prominent experts and publications have pointed out that Obama is part of Generation Jones, born 1954-1965, between the Boomers and GenXers.
    This link takes you to a page you may find interesting: it has, among other things, excerpts from publications like Newsweek and the New York Times, and videos with over 25 top pundits, all talking specifically about Obama’s identity as a GenJoneser:
    http://www.generationjones.com/2008election.html

    Comment by EyeOnTrends | November 10, 2008 | Reply

  2. Hey, I like that,
    Generation Jones”
    Thanks

    Comment by rosie | November 10, 2008 | Reply

  3. Hey, from boomer to boomer we can all continue to electrify the internet world with our bottomless pit of deep difference making information! The best is yet to come.

    Comment by rosie | November 10, 2008 | Reply

  4. Here is an article about the Generation Jones from my Davy’s Locker blog that gives some more insight about them:

    http://www.davidwlindberg.com/2008/03/generation-jones.html

    Comment by David | November 10, 2008 | Reply

  5. There are so many ways we can promote each other..sometimes when commenting just mention another person’s blog and what you learned from it…THere is not as much true networking going on. We can do amazing things for each other…but we have to do it and not so much talk about it.

    Comment by carol stanley | November 14, 2008 | Reply


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