Guys, y'all are all great. Seriously one of the best social media experiences I've had. But I still don't think I enjoy having more serious conversations over the internet. Maybe that's just me.
@clint I feel you. Impersonal vulnerability is weird -- but I'm so happy to have a place to open up and ask questions when I need to.
Well anyway, here's a GIF!
@drew always great to get a gif!
@clint see also: "Bowling Alone". We crave the immediacy of in person connection, but have created a society which negates it.
@Matr @clint Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community https://www.amazon.com/dp/0743203046/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_F7ezCbMGMC5X0
Not just you. Love this space as well... But I had been creating some space from social media, and though the conversations are weighty and honest, I feel the weight of trying to sound impressive, of checking for notifications, and the constant difference between face to face and online conversations.
@Matr Yeah. It's definitely not immune to some of those negative aspects of SM like you mentioned... trying to sound impressive, checking for notifications. I guess one of the ways I try to mitigate that is not taking it too seriously.
Always a good idea.
@Matr it helps that we're really both just tooting at each other.
@clint however, I will also note that some of us live in circumstances where we can only ever have serious conversations online. If you have the option for brick world conversation, you are blessed.
@Schusfuster Yeah, I recognize that. And I'm glad people can participate in this kind of community when they can't have one irl.
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