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Friday, February 3, 2017

Celebrate the Small Things: Fluff and Bubbles

Social media represents different things to different people. For some it is an addiction, for others a time filler/waster. To some it is a weapon of activist/fundamentalist warfare, for others it's all about relationships, (sharing and connectedness). For some it's about information, for other it's about entertainment. For some people it's a mixture of all these things with recipes as diverse as humanity itself, while for others it's nothing at all.

I have an eclectic group of friends on Facebook so I get exposed to a wonderful variety of people and their worldviews. I love it! It's so fascinating - irritating and offensive at times, to be sure, but nonetheless engaging, informative and entertaining.

From time to time, I like to take my friends on by making provocative comments because I like a good discussion. At other times, I just want to 'share' my own thoughts. I also, on occasion, simply want some fluff and bubbles. I think most memes are stupid so I just ignore them. It still mystifies me how a video of ducks walking along a road gets millions of views on YouTube, but...whatever. I don't tell anyone what they should or shouldn't like or share because I respect people.

Today I feel grateful for the World Wide Web, and in particular, social media which is, on balance, a wonderful thing. So today because I'm feeling light and fluffy, here's a video of ducks; just for you.


7 comments:

  1. Yes I have to agree - I really don't spend my time on social media - there's too much "real" life to be going on with - but I enjoyed Lexa's meme fest on housework this week - probably because I really don't like doing it!! Have a good week :)
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    1. Virtual life is cheaper and easier. That's why iy appeals to people. I find it a welcome escape. I talk all day at work so it's nice to come home and just watch and listen. Thanks for your comments.

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  2. Love the ducks! Social media has made our lives easier, since we have many family members overseas. But as with all things, it has its bright and dark sides. Have a nice week!

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    1. You love the ducks? Noooooo! Why Tonja? Why? I hope you have a great week too.

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  3. I think there are a lot of people trying to use SM to sell things, too. I love the funny memes. They make me smile or laugh and you can never have too much laughter in you life. As a writer, I'm an entertainer, so I also like to put funny memes on my FB wall. I like spreading good cheer! Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. I appreciate what you do. I guess my sense of humour is different. Most memes make me do an internal courtesy laugh (because I'm polite even when I'm by myself. ;-) No question laughter is good. Very, very good. Cheers Lexa.

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  4. I think the ducks get so many view because there is something so exquisitely charming and satisfying about seeing such small creatures stop the behemoth of those SUVs in their tracks. We need reminders to respect nature.

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