The Herald-Leader decides to print a story on page three this past Sunday about the PEW study from last autumn that says: Social Network People are Not Evil. We maybe are as connected, if not more so, than the average person.
Really. A few weeks ago, I was getting ready to undergo a "procedure" that is justifiably "normal" and "not to worry about".
Within MINUTES of posting about said procedure (OK, colonoscopy) on my Social Network I had immediate support. They came out of the literal would-work. People who know what I was going through. People who, online, stayed up with me throughout the night before "it" offering support. And, yes, humor, in the time of angst.
Last night, I received a *sad* post. A beloved from my Social Network was having a really bad time dealing with something and simply posted: *sad*
I called immediately. Because that's what we do, we Social Network People. We are there for each other, even though we've barely even met.