Tuesday, December 1, 2009

What the full moon does

It's full moon! And I've been fighting with my German blog. My identities got entangled, and I don't know how. Sometimes I'm suspicious about the hidden connections that we create when signing in into this and that network. I just joint one in order to communicate with my friends. I was musing about networks, and don't they all use the knowledge of our emotional side, the desire to be among the others and not to be excluded, but to be part of it instead? Each of us is 12 years old deep inside, I guess. The inventers of internet communities are very clever to use this emotion and the feeling of being alone in an ocean of websites, unless we start fighting this loneliness by making friends in cyberspace. Is it because you lack human companionship in every day life? In my case, it is a bit like this. My relationship with my husband is very harmonious and full of love. But during the days when he's gone to work, I need you, my distant friends. It doesn't matter if you have 10 or 1000 contacts; the quality counts.
And so, I overcame my suspicion against networks and joint http://handembroidery.ning.com today.

8 comments:

ArtSparker said...

I'm working on this one myself, internet exposure and how much is too much.

Deborah said...

I share your reservations but I do appreciate and enjoy my internet friends. I don't know what the right answer is, maybe we just have to be as mindful as possible. I love your observation that "each of us is 12 years old deep inside."

Chris Gray said...

....and very welcome you are too!...

...been there for a while myself....


(and it's GOOD being a 12 year old - who wants to grow up anyway!)


(ps - the word you wanted was "joined" rather than "joint")

x Chris

Pat said...

oh that question of how much internet use is too much. and how easy it is to get lost on the web for hours.....just hours that pass by in a flash. and how addicting it can be. but i love making fast cyber friends from all over and everywhere. does it help that inner 12 year old? or does help that need to be noticed? or published? who knows but i can't imagine life without the net or google. omg. how would i learn anything new....

jude said...

ha!

Eva said...

Thanks, Chris, also for the little grammar lesson.
Ha!

phyllis said...

I love your honesty here. I find that I am becoming close enough to my internet (blog) friends that if I lost any one of them I would feel immensely sad.

Diane said...

I am like you in the need for friends, on the otherhand I have already joined MANY a network and they can be quite time consuming. I do enjoy staying in contact with everyone though...