Sunday, November 06, 2011
I came to the decision to delete my FB page due to the chaos I see in its forums.
Social Networking sites are taking the place of REAL-LIFE interactions and family disputes are being splashed across the forums. As a sociologist, I question how networking sites are changing the face of personal interactions. It is so easy to sit in front of a computer and blatantly write feelings and events in our lives without a thought or care. Our lives, in the age of the internet, have become very public. What scares me the most: the ease with which family discards the other over an argument on the internet.
On Spark, I know we share info and sometimes downright deep feelings and hurts. Is this no different than FB? I think it is in that we are here to support each other in every way possible to change our lives for our total health and well- being. I also do not believe that Spark hinders relationships but builds them.
I will continue on my healthy journey with Spark. I will continue to share who I am and what I am going through with my Spark family.
I hope that as you utilize Spark you find encouragement and support in the teams and forums.