So over the past week I have been working really hard on beginning to create a social network of friends on Twitter and been posting my thoughts on my blog. I have to say that the response I have received is amazing! People I don’t even know have commented on my blog and have had discussions with me about professional issues on Twitter. Its like I am living in a whole new world online. Twitter is really user friendly and I like it a lot, although I think the text box limits you to what you want to say. Sometimes 140 characters just isn’t enough to express your full thought (s) or ask a question.
Just a small reflection to a posting I read this morning about Flickr accounts… I have such mixed feelings about my comfort level in regards to social networking and sharing information about myself online. I’m sure I will get more comfortable as time goes in my computer class, but I just have to keep reminding myself that identity theft, etc is not as common as MSM makes it out to be (Thanks Alec for sharing that with me). Afterall, I do post pictures on Facebook and I’m sure that even though I have the security cranked up as high as it will go, anyone who knows what they are doing can see them.I think that sharing stories and what not is great because it sends ideas and information to people who normally would not hear. So far, there has been 158 hits on my blog, mostly from the States. These people have heard some of my stories and normally would not. I find this kind of fascinating.