Tuesday, February 7, 2017

is Facebook just an online Newspaper?

Is Facebook an online Newspaper for you? Or is it a Comic Strip?  Or your daily Dear Abby column?  Or is it your Gossip Hot Line?  Or is it a tool to build relationships?

Depending on what it is for you, will depend on what effort you put into it.  

If you see it as an online Newspaper, you will scroll looking to see what is of interest to read, maybe not carrying who posted, just browsing and filling up time.

If it is a Comic Strip, you will look for the humor and make a joke out of all of it.

If it is your source of Dear Abby, you will use it to be getting advice and posting your opinions, arguing about what is or isn't important to you, what you agree with and what you don't.

If you don't have enough of a life of your own, you will be looking to see what you can scope out in others and gossip about.


You can put something into your time on here and get something out of it.  You can use this online Social Media platform to be social, which means to engage.  You can create conversations.  You can develop relationships.  You can ask questions.  You can make prayer requests.  You can share ideas, memories, and moments.  You can create a Circle of Friends.

But to do any of that, requires involvement.  It requires liking posts.  Commenting.  Interaction. Engagement.  Connection.  Caring.  Empathy.  Sympathy.  Feelings.  

Without involvement, comments, interaction, engagement, or connection it's just a newspaper and can be discarded just as easily as it was obtained.
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