Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Social Media & Status Updates

One of my favorite features of social media is the "status update" -- you know the one liners that you put in Gmail, Facebook, MSN Messenger, Skype, etc. It gives me a quick glimpse into my friends' lives, and lets me know how they are doing. Some of the one liners, like "Almost 5 PM!" or "It's Friday!" motivate me and also let me know that friends are doing well. Other times, the messages let me know that perhaps my friends need a kind word, when they post things like "Argh!" or "Is it 5 yet?"

Sometimes, the messages make me smile, sometimes they make me frown. Ultimately, I'm glad that I get a glimpse of my friends' lives each day. So, what's my current status update? "Smiling." :-)

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