Writing For The Social Masses

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I wonder if social media, texting and other forms of electronic communications have impacted our writing quality? It seems like it to me because of the shorthand and abbreviations that are used. We write for short lengths and have to get our point across sooner or else we lose the attention of our audience. We are writing more for the social masses which means we sometimes forget what we learned in our writing classes. What is your experience with this?

Rambling About Social Media

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Blogging and other social media is something fun, something cool, something that gives one a platform to express yourself. It’s not supposed to be a chore or something that keeps you from enjoying other parts of your life. My goodness I have seen my share of drama on social media and it isn’t pretty. Call me a idealist but I think our words should enlighten, inspire and create good relationships. However we see the opposite. Friends lets come together, support one another and have fun…I repeat have fun. Enjoy this thing we call social media, take control of it, make it your own.

Social On The Desktop

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I prefer desktop versions of blogging and social media platforms than the app/mobile versions. Something about a real keyboard and a big screen. Of course its very hard to do a selfie with a laptop or desktop computer and it doesn’t look like you are straining.

Mobile has its place and is how a lot of people post what is going on in their lives but the clack clack of a physical keyboard is somewhat comforting. Also as one gets older it becomes harder to see a tiny screen so a bigger screen is what I prefer.

Hate Speech

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Satire and joking is one thing but when that turns into poisonous, hate filled comments about people one does not know or understands then that’s another thing. If one cannot say something positive or uplifting to and about someone that goes above what free speech is to be intended for, give up your social media accounts, delete your blogs and just shut up. There are a lot of struggling people out there who are suffering with low self esteem and just trying to make it day to day. Leaving comments that hurt people doesn’t make you smart it makes you a mean bully.

Get Away From It All, Cyber Style

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I know I am not the most qualified person to say this but every so often fellow bloggers it’s good to get away from your blog, social media, computer, tablet, phone. I am not always good at that, but when I do it inspires me to be a better blogger and social media contributor. Living a life worth blogging about can have some great positive effects. Getting away from it all in the cyber sense is a very positive thing to do.

An Amazing Thing, This Technology

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We have a Keurig coffee brewing system that we got last Christmas. This morning it was not brewing at all, so that problem had to be fixed.

I went on YouTube to see if there was any information other people had with their Keurig’s and lo and behold I found a video that helped guide me through the process of fixing it. Using a paper clip I was able to unclog the injector needle and then ran some water through it to do a deeper cleaning.

This is what’s good and right about the Internet. People providing solutions for other people when something is not working right. Now some solutions can lead to more problems but with enough research you can find a remedy for most things.

YouTube among other sites is a great way to find out the common experiences of other people who want to lend a hand. I think its valuable to have a resource at your fingertips that can help you through life. It’s an amazing thing to have technology like this. Lets hope it never falls into the hands of people who seek to do nefarious things.