To Tweet or not to Tweet… November 7, 2007Posted by davegoblog in Blogging, NaBloPoMo, Pop Culture, Technology.
That got me thinking about the personal experiences that are shared on blogs and micro-blogs like Twitter. People write about the birth of a child, the loss of a loved one, getting engaged & married, fights with cancer, and many other similar things. I’ve posted about the struggles my Mom has had this year with her multiple intestinal surgeries and hospital stays. What compels people to write about such personal events for friends, family, and complete strangers to read?
I think that it helps us not feel alone in the situations whether they are good times or not so good. That there are others out there who have has these experiences that make us human. It’s also cathartic for me to help express whatever feelings I’m having at the time.
Although I was saddened by the death of a cat I never met in a garage I’ve seen maybe once, there was a connection there last night and this morning as well. Some of us even reminisced about the kitten we found in the crawlspace under our apartment in college. It’s interesting to see how we adapt new technologies to join and unite with others we’ve known a long time or just met this week.