I’ve recently been pondering the effects of social networks. I spent a lot of time on Twitter,Facebook,YouTube,Pownce,and although not a social network AIM and Skype.
I’ve been wondering if they are good for you. I really don’t know the effects. I don’t view it as a time waster because the I’d normally be sitting in front of the “economic neutralizer” aka Television I sit in front of one social network or another and interact with real people. Atleast I hope they are real.
I decided to list the first effects that came to my mind both positive and negaitve.
1. Time Waster
2. Meet New People
3. Social Interaction
4. New Business Relationships
5. Time Waster
6. Economic Neutralization
7. End to modern boredom
All in all I see social networks filling a gap that was lost when we quit having public markets and disintegrated our local neighborhoods by moving our front porches to the rear of our houses. So all in all while some people nag me for spending to much time on social networks I see a lot of value in using them.
Originally posted on July 6, 2007 @ 11:50 am