For the most part if you are involved in social networking you don’t mind everyone knowing pretty much everything you do – there are many people who are hesitant to share details about their life online, for fear of being judged for what you do, where you go, who you’re with…
imho if you think like this, you may be doing something that you shouldn’t be doing in the first place – which is why I think social networking is a great tool to keep oneself accountable.
This is not to say there aren’t any things that i’ve done that i’d rather not all of my facebook, yelp or twitter friends to know … such as having WAY too much fun on a rare club-night out (thanks guys) … but I can always take something good away even when unflattering things are posted:
Although as someone told me once, posting and commenting on sites like these is like yelling into a crowded room. Chances are, most people won’t even hear (read) you… even if they do it won’t be remembered for long (or at least you hope!).
What is the point of this post? I guess what I’m trying to say is that i’ve learned to LOVE living my life totally exposed.
I realize it isn’t for everyone but for me it has brought so many positive and outgoing people into my life and helped me discover new places, events, hobbies and organizations which would have never crossed my path had I shied away from being an active participant this media.
Here are some recent examples of awesomeness I have been blessed with through living my life online:
Through twitter, for Flock of Prayers: meeting new friends IRL, trying new places and scoring HIFF tickets! (@chrishall78, @electric_bamboo, @rickyli, @melissa808, @rsuenaga, @juliakacoco, @michaelchoy)
If you haven’t chosen your HIFF film yet, here’s what I’m really excited to see!
Finding kindred spirits, great laughs, good food, comedic posts and nonstop fun (@jlieu, @melissa808 and @lenahanson – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!)
Attending the Posh Pau Hana Event at Ala Moana with Melissa (see her blog post on nonstop honolulu here) with good friends I met through Yelp
In a nutshell, I FLML!