Facebook has opened up a way for people to stay connected globally regardless of time or location.
Sure most of us have Facebook – but just how pervasive is it? A social media channel that can be used for both personal and business, only you can measure how much of your life and your senses it will take.
Just two months away from her 104th birthday, the family of young-at-heart Lillian believe she is the oldest of the social networking website’s 500 million users around the world.
57% of people talk to people more online than they do in real life. Is it “a very sad time” that we live in? Any time a new technology becomes pervasive, it attracts head shaking. People have said the same about radio, television, the Internet itself, e-mail, even Google.
A remarkable time
I see a lot more benefit in checking Facebook obsessively than in checking stock reports or drooling over the Weather Channel. I say this: What a remarkable time we live in, where technology like this eliminates the barriers to staying connected! It is truly a warming knowledge that in our time, strangers are able to interact with their kin, passion, cause, and ‘just-because’ randoms.
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