Much has been said about the power of social media but it’s still not enough. I have been active on Facebook and Twitter for quite sometime now and find these to be amazing tools to do many things. I am of the opinion that if one is able to avoid the temptation of wasting time by indulging in useless activities (like browsing unrelated pictures or stalking people for no reason), then there is much that can be achieved via this medium.
Today, I received a Facebook message from an old friend and I felt so good to be remembered. If technology has made us global creatures then it has also enabled us to stay in touch despite being on separate continents.
I don’t know what triggered it but given that it wasn’t an email but a message sent via Facebook, I suspect that she may have read something in the feed that reminded her of me. If it wasn’t for Facebook may be we would not have communicated at all and I would have been robbed off the pleasure.
A few weeks ago, I shared an article that I had written for another publication on Facebook. It gathered a lot of attention and a long discussion via comments ensued. I really enjoyed people’s feedback and thoughts on what I had written.
As the activity on the article was about to die, I received another Facebook message from a friend who lives in Japan. She admitted that she did not feel comfortable sharing her thoughts on my article with everyone in the thread but was keen on sharing them with me. It was one of the most wonderful conversations I’ve had with a friend who is not in the same city as me.
Only a few months ago I watched a TED talk by Neil Psricha of 1000 Awesome Things. On the blog he writes daily about the little things that make life awesome. Immediately after the talk, I subscribed to his blog. Since then I enjoy reading about the little things in life that make us all happy. They come to me as emails every morning and make me smile almost every time.
Many people have taken inspiration from him and started writing about their own awesome experiences which we often experience but rarely acknowledge. What I described to you above is my contribution to appreciating the little awesome things in life.
Connecting with old friends via Facebook is AWESOME!!Photo Credits: maximefrancout on flickr