United by the Internet

There are people who say one can spend too much time on the internet at the expense of “real” social interaction with others. I don’t entirely agree with that, at least not in all cases. Facebook has brought many people together that have lost touch along the way. Even before Facebook, message forums all over the internet brought people together with similar interests. I met a fabulous group of ladies on an AOL message board 14 years ago, and most of us are still in touch today. Several of us have met in person at one point or another, too. {Hi Marla, Michele, Stephanie, Cindy, & Marcie!}

Granted, a lot of connections on Facebook are only at an acquaintance level with mostly superficial conversation. What’s wrong with that? I’m sure many of us wouldn’t connect on any deeper level than that anyway. There’s only one person I trust with my all my thoughts and feelings, and I’m married to him. 🙂

A friend shared a link to this really cool presentation that I have to share as well. WordPress is dealing me fits with embedding so, unfortunately, I can’t put that direct video in my post. It’s about how 2,000 people were brought together, each in their own home yet singing in unison, harmonies and all! WordPress is YouTube friendly, though. So here is a smaller virtual choir of 500 people from around the world:


Darcy Elliott

I don't believe humans truly have a purpose. Our goal is to survive until we expire. Period. Joy is pleasurable and worrying is not. Balance in life is crucial; but if the scales must tip, may they tip on the side of joy. I’m just another human trying to survive. I blog because I can and because I enjoy it, not because it serves any purpose.


  • I like you post here about FB. Facebooks question “do you know this person” is really outdated and antiquated. They don’t seem to realize that people are looking for NEW friends based upon common interests. Facebook is wonderful for that, yet FB seems to think you have to know the person before becoming a friend.

    Your comments in this post are right on the mark.
    Thanks . . ./John


    • Thanks for your comment! You make a good point about the “Do you know this person?” question on Facebook when receiving a “friend” request. I’ve met a few with common interests on Facebook, but by and large, I actually do know the people I accept as friends.


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