Each time I’ve sat in front of the computer to compose a blog post this week, I am distracted by current events.
Most of my news is brought to me via social media channels such as facebook and twitter.
(Usually while I’m attempting to multitask 3 kids, a household, and unpacking from our recent move.)
Friends, Colleagues, and Organizations understandably share current events along with their opinions.
The thing is, from passionate political banter to borderline horrifying world news,
the past few weeks in social media have been borderline painful for me…
Because the very sense of community the brings us together?
Social Media creates an amazing opportunity to share ideas across international borders,
create solutions for things facing the future of our society – for our children’s children,
and begin to think globally about resource conservation and technology advancement.
But it can also be used irresponsibly to cultivate fear and ignorance,
to bully and gossip about others from a seemingly private setting but in a very public way.
How we use this form of technology is entirely a reflection of personal character.
And I for one will do my best to remain silent until I have something constructive to contribute.