What do you thank access to the internet for?
Prompted by a question about the internet making me feel self indulgent, I thought about it and feel more thankful than anything. Here’s a tiny bit why below. Whattya got?
Family I used to only get to see a few times a decade, I can now log into my “family acct.” facebook and share pics from my end, view theirs, keep up on births, weddings and such. It sure beats the occasional rushed phone call when a few of us can spend an hour chatting at the same time. Because of the internet, we pulled off a fabulous family reunion where more people than imagined showed up.
Friends I only get to see a few times a year (out of state), I log into my “friends acct.” facebook and see what all is happening in my old haunts and new ones I’ve yet to get to. The internet has made it fun to introduce old friends to new friends who are able to spend together without me even being there, I love that!
Work relations. Believe it or not, I took a tip from a friend of mine who works for the state of CA and was prompted by them to get on the “work” facebook. He said it opened up people from different depts to get to know more about each other and share resources. I created my own “work” facebook for people I’ve known from just about every place I’ve worked and it’s been great to reconnect as well as field a few offers, referrals and setting up of people to help each other.