June 3, 2011
So I’m totally getting into this whole social networking thing. tons of twittering and facebooking and trying to blog more than once a month and following other tweeters and reading other people’s blogs and just generally really getting out there and socializing and networking!
here’s the thing, though: i’m doing it all by staring at my laptop or iphone. I’m doing it instead of actually having conversations with human people that happen to be nearby.
which leads to my question – is it social networking, or asocial behavior? maybe a little of both?
i get that you gotta do it if you want to promote your book, and i’m getting a kick out of meeting new people with similar interests (if you can call reading words on a screen meeting someone). but i gotta admit, it worries me a little. i’m already addicted to my email. i don’t want to become addicted to facebook and twitter and blogging too. then i will truly and completely be alone. but with thousands of new friends!