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Sunday, July 24, 2016

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This all reminds me of the early days of FaceBook when I was pretty naive and used it, thinking it WAS private (for about a couple of months). I'm not saying YOU are naive, but that these networking tools may end up exposing one eventually to people one maybe would rather NOT hear from. I have a perfectly vile relative by marriage who used to threaten to sue me all the time for invented reasons, and I used to be regularly presented with her name as someone I might want to befriend. The mere idea of letting this personage know ANYTHING about me or my friends appalled me. But I worried that I might mindlessly, automatically say okay, friend them, or make a friend request. This is why, the more I think about it, the more I should figure out all my old passwords and delete all these accounts. It's really hard for me (in my peculiar life) to see how any good could come from those sites....

I'm wondering if a point will come when we will all ditch our tracking smartphones, and start going to conferences and exchanging phone numbers or visiting people again. I mean, people have such a hard time finding work , and do you really know anybody who has found work through these networks? I've done some freelance writing that paid a pittance that I got thru blog connections, and I was asked to co-author a pro bono book chapter by a blog friend who knew my writing, but these generic resume trading things? Maybe I am just out of the mainstream...I suspect they are relevant to people younger, hipper and more mobile than I am. Rather like computer dating?

Oh ignore me, I spent the early afternoon doing church visits, nearly passing out in the heat. Mad Dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun and all that....Am still wiped out...

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