My friend Jim Ballard wanted me to forward this question on to all of you:
Dear blogger: As a writer of fables, to me the current explosion of social networking begs a fable. A fable provides a fictitious world and whimsical characters that are fun to read about, while conveying some lesson or simple truth. I want readers to say, “Thanks, I needed that. It’s something I tend to lose sight of when I’m Twittering and blogging and Facebooking.” So I am requesting your help as a participant in this online community-building world. If you would kindly take the time to respond to the following 4 questions, you will furnish me with insights and guidance. Thank you in advance. -Jim
a. How has social networking helped you be more connected to people?
b. Less connected?
c. What are the biggest benefits?
d. What are the biggest pitfalls?