I feel trapped.
Ping, ping, ping goes my ‘puter.
Ding, ding, dong goes my head.
Quora – BranchOut – LinkedIn – Facebook – MySpace (‘member that one?) – YouTube – Twitter – Flickr – Foursquare – Xing – Ning – Ping – the barrage of the social networks goes on and on and on each and every day.
Every week there’s a new social network popping up.
I’m a member of many of them.
I’m beginning to feel dirty.
I think their popularity has to do with that childhood fear we had of not wanting to be left uninvited to the party or, at least not left for last chosen to join a team.
Is she going to invite me?
Is he going to choose me?
Will they like me?
Will they accept me?
Will they let me sit at their table?
It has something to do, I suspect, with not feeling worthy.
Not feeling pretty.
Not feeling smart.
Not feeling a lot of things.
“The land shall be crisscrossed by a giant spider’s web.”
Social networking allows us to suddenly “feel” something.
But isn’t there still something “missing”?
Could it be that we’re entering a new era – a new world – of self-realization?
Will it include throwing off the crisscrossing bands of social networking that are making some of us feel ensnared?
What do you think is coming?