Friday, October 05, 2012 Facebook
Facebook: The Things That Connect Us
Have you seen the latest video of Facebook? Its title "The Things That Connect Us" captures anything and everything that is present in our lives that connects families, parents to children, husbands to wives, friends, colleagues, organizations, the nation and a single person to the vast universe. Things that people use to connect, to open up ideas, to share, to listen, to get together, to have fun, and to belong.
Facebook's video speaks a metaphor of how these things are like it. Facebook connects people from different walks of life, globally. Looking back 10 years ago, the level of people's connectivity wasn't as heightened as it is now. You don't hear news of love, triumph, defeat, joy, hurt, birth and even death of people you know, close to real time as how it is now using Facebook and other social media sites. Relationships are built and ties are strengthened with simple gestures of "Like" and "Share" even more when comments are left to fire up interactions and engagements.
In this digital era we are in, Facebook has become a staple to our daily tasks. It has become a source of colossal information about our personal, and otherwise, connections. It has become our gate to the outside world, our weaponry to ignorance too.
As a Mom, what struck me is the fact that my children will surely grow up as fine young men. Years from now, they will be out on their own, graduate from college, have a career, fall in love and start a family. It's possible that as I age, I will be weaker, more sensitive and may feel alone knowing these children may no longer run around the house and create beautiful noises, no longer need my hand to hold them going up the stairs, no longer need me to kiss their boo-boos to make the pain go away, no longer share with me their achievements in school, no longer ask me to read them books or teach them their school lessons. When that time comes, this video will be a reminder that no matter how dark life could be, I am not alone. Thanks to Facebook, my children and I will always be connected.
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