Yesterday was an interesting day in my social media online crib built on Facebook that warrant me to have a conversation about who is visiting your cyberspace house?
- According to one of my sisters I left the wrong message on our cousin Facebook. She felt some kind of way about me sharing the news about our brother. Of course I thought at first she was right….so I deleted it but after some serious thought. I thought when did she get a job in cyberspace intelligence? Sharing information that may encourage other men to do the same was the whole point behind the message. And another thing is I communicate a bit differently with folks than she does. Like I told her in an email response to her conversation about sharing personal information. All information is public and there is no privacy in social media. Everyone who owns an online account has the ability to setup their page to private and block content from public view. If you choose to believe that not having a picture of yourself on your social media account is acceptable behavior…go ahead and believe that shit if it works for you. However, the world has changed and folks are communicating at an entirely different pace and lightening speed than they did back in the day….embrace it! Sis, this comment is not personal! If I posted naked pictures of myself or anything demeaning of my family, neighbors or friends….only than you can scream “Dee down there in Maryland done lost her damn mind!”
- For my Facebook peep who felt some kind of way about a comment I left on her cyberspace house. I was visiting my cyberspace house when I saw her comment about the not mailing in her census form. I responded to a status message relating to the census form which sparked a conversation about condemnation in a private Facebook email that I won’t post but did encourage her to place those sort of emails on my cyberspace status on Facebook. I live for and love a very good conversation. I take the good, the bad and ugly side of an conversation and spin it! When your a public individual with a product to sell…the last thing I expect from you is something that make me question why I should be listening to you and buy your book……I am just saying, the census form is an extremely important form to complete and drop in the mail. They made it very easy….five minutes and your done. The census form update is done every 10 years…….the census form has been around for quite a while now and I remember it being an important topic in my household. It really was not that serious but you had me thinking about your email for a minute….than I thought is she for real? That little comment I made won’t mean anything to her when she sells millions of books and she realize not everyone will be interested in her products. People will hold you to a higher standard than the average peep on the street…..your audience is looking up to you for motivation. If Nephew Tommy got upset every-time his Uncle Steve Harvey called him a dummy on the airwaves….he would be in a corner somewhere crying and needing a therapist.
My mommy used to say to me during my teenage years, ” you can’t invite everyone into your home.” The rules apply as well in cyberspace. Here is how I view it. Back in the day folks were secretive, elusive and had limited access to information. Nowadays we friend everyone and anyone that comes knocking on our cyberspace door. Gone are the days when you would go knock on your neighbors door for simple minded conversation and a morsel while you cackle the time away. Nowadays we are becoming neighbors and friends at a pace some folks have yet to comprehend and embrace. We share photos, mindless conversation, cybersex, information and allow folks to peep into our physical homes from the click of a button at lighting speed in a open forum. I knew when I first registered my online presence on a social media board and started blogging…..it was a wrap! I embraced it and still do to this day. I knew that it would open my life for others to be judgmental, critical and want to censor my dialogue.
What I have come to realize during my fermentation and from some life experiences that I probably will share when I grow a bigger vajay. Life is too damn short. Secretive behavior is dead….I want to know more about your personal life, business and the company you keep. Folks are crazy out here…….when was the last time you watched a movie and the crazy person they always target is the one they think don’t have anyone in their life peeking in from time to time. In another words…you have folks on Facebook and registering for social media accounts who don’t reveal any data about themselves….who are those people and what do they look like? That is always my first thought…..what are they hiding and is the person a whack job who is trying to get up in my social media house. If it is the FBI, DEA or any other law enforcement agency visiting my social media house….I am absolutely honor and welcome their presence. Those boys be on their grind….outside of those folks! Who are you and how is your social media house decorated? Do you have a profile picture, tasteful digital images, business card, product on display and are you representing your social media crib in the best possible light that someone may feel welcome to visit your online cyberspace house?
If your reading this….I want you to know that I welcomed you into my cyberspace crib. I am open to your criticism, your judgmental and non judgmental views, holier than thou attitude, left and right winged opinions, advice, offers, giveaways, books, and anything else that you think will keep my attention span for more than a few moments. What I don’t want is folks who believe they have a right to take every comment I may leave at their cyberspace door and twist it based on their outdated hangups and views. If you want to break up with me….kindly block me or remove me from your cyberspace house…….don’t worry I will not take it personal! I absolutely understand that I am and can be a bit much for some folks to comprehend. I lived to be 45 years old, have a beautiful family, love myself and my neighbors. I am too old to worry about what anyone thinks of me at this stage of my journey on earth. Heck…..I laugh at myself sometimes because I can’t take it!
When any individual participates in social media by setting up accounts on the various forums such as twitter, Facebook, Myspace, or any of their personal favorites. That is the beginning of when you have officially setup your cyberspace house to be visited by folks who may or may not share your point of view. If you don’t plan to embrace the ideal of sharing yourself with others, promote, encourage, enrich, entertain and have your social neighbor, friends and family peek inside your cyberspace door to read and listen to your rantings…..than perhaps you might want to close your cyberspace door and continue to try to catch people on the phone.
Having a social media house online allows to reach and build an audience that you may not had otherwise. It expands your reach globally and on an international level with very interesting folks. In my social media online crib…..I have very interesting peeps who I find are still human beings with a very interesting story and life to share with the world. This was not the case when I was growing up…..you had the tribe of folks you grew up with and your friends were your local folks. That was it…..they are still interesting but heck they can get a little boring too if your not growing at the same pace and share the same ideology. In another words the relationship may become strained but folks will have you thinking your the odd man out when in fact your just an individual with a lot of information to share that sounds like a space age language like your living in the twilight zone to them. As quiet as it is kept…..this can hamper an individuals growth because folks could be influential in a child’s growth. Especially some of us who did not grow up with technology. Preventing themselves from embracing technology, learning how to communicate with the tools available to them and experiencing what the world has to offer is a serious issue in some folks lives to this very day. Their refusal to embrace social media and what it can offer to them stagnates their growth and view of the world! Those type of folks prefer to sit there and be comfortable with their outdated views because it makes them feel comfortable….makes me wonder if this is why racism is still alive and strong in 2010?
Now if your cyberspace online crib has the FBI, DEA and any other governmental agency knocking at your cyberspace door due to illegal activities. I say this to you.: Clean up your cyberspace house and quickly before they come and take your online presence off the internet. And they should come knocking on your cyberspace online door if your ass is up to no damn good….examples of behavior that would raise my eyebrow and probably cyberspace intelligence law enforcement would be weird messages and digital images pertaining to child pornography, rape, murder, drugs, showing weapons and your not in the military or work as an officer of the law; and anything else that would leave one shouting at the computer screen.
Finally, I want it to be known that YUP! I talk a lot. I love life and embrace social media. It has become the new way that folks get to know their neighbors, visit their families without leaving their homes, travel the world without getting on an aircraft, connect with their colleagues and business associates, find jobs, the only place that I have ever known that it is acceptable to talk to strangers, plan events, plan parties and meet new people. All of this is done from the click of a button…….on your computer. I agree that some shit on the Internet is distracting and should be ignored, but those who are willing to share information that is useful, entertaining, enlightening, enriching and empowering will get my attention. I look forward to reading and listening to their online messages. Of course I am not going to post information on this blog and my cyberspace house that everyone will want to embrace……it is OK! Who has time for television when your hanging out in your cyberspace house……even the President of the United States, First Lady, CNN and Norton visits my cyberspace house from time to time…..they are all becoming my favorite sweat peas! Who is visiting your cyberspace house? If you are not careful you might feel like this dude when Twitter goes terribly wrong!
If you think my comments that I leave in your cyberspace house are harsh…..when was the last time you read Youtube comments left under a video? Talk about needing thick skin….there you have my personal opinion about social media. When you visit my social media crib or this blog…..we curse sometimes, gossip, get spiritual when we need to lean on our faith, pray, geek out, get techie, talk ish, show family photos, promote my photography business and our children achievements, talk mess about our relatives and our neighbors.
Please note if I work for you that I will respect your brand and perspective especially if a pay check is included! Protect your house!