Social media is forcing us to operate in the now

We have our memories; and we all have a future that we look towards, but what we have right now is now. Social media provides us with, and allows us to provide, that real time data stream of what is happening now. Today. This moment, this hour, this minute.

We connect on various social networks with people who we have shared our lives with in the past. We connect with folks who we share common interests with in the work place, but it all happens in real time. We share our lives now with our family and friends as it unfolds. It’s immediate. We react, we create, we comment. In the moment.

These interactions are going to become more defined, more finite and more micro as we hurtle forward.

And I’m OK with that.

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