Ah, healing is heaven!
Thanks to those who took the time to send me kind and thoughtful emails regarding my forgiveness blog, sharing how it helped you.
It takes courage and inner strength to look honestly at our strengths and weaknesses, and reflect and seek ways to evolve.
What a blessing in every opportunity to change.
While I’ve been healing and having a “forced vacation,” I had to keep up with my school work.
Wanted to share these postings with you about some of my thoughts about what’s on the Internet. What does this have to do with relationships? These sites help people connect on business and recreational levels…
Google is one of my preferred Internet sites and companies because they are the pioneer innovators and continue to evolve and expand their services and revenue. They are successful because their features attract consumers as much as they attract advertisers, so this is a 3 time win (consumers, advertisers, Google).
Google has taken the time to look at problems and missing features in existing products and has provided services including:
- Webmail – Through gmail accounts, more space is provided, with features including being able to automatically send copies of emails to a non-gmail address; auto save is a must have!
- Blogs – Anyone and everyone can be a columnist, reviewer, etc. via this free service that allows people the free option to help promote it via Google’s own and powerful web spiders.
- Grand Central – Free service that lets people pick a new phone number from virtually anywhere in the US. Integrate all existing phones and voicemail boxes into one number that never changes.
- Google Docs – Free web-based word processor and spreadsheet (like Microsoft Word and Excel), which allow you to share and collaborate online, and safely store your work with Google.
- AdWords and AdSense – Allows advertisers to choose searched keywords to advertise their business, and consumers to earn revenue by allowing advertiser links on their sites, blogs, etc.
The features are endless, as Google rules the internet universe!
It is interesting when I get some friend requests from people that are about 60+. Very cool!
What’s also interesting and a little sad is how people get so into their cyber friendships, that they get I feel a little too focused on how many friends they can get (and most times these are people they may never meet), how many friend requests, comments and emails they receive, and how they show their reaction to you by changing your “Top Friends” placement.
I recall reading an article I believe in the New York Times about how people have gotten into arguments and couples have broken up because of the placement of these “Top Friends.”
When someone drops you as one of their “Top Friends,” that’s a good indication of where you rank in their “world.” If you get deleted as a Friend, that person is really telling you something. Ouch.
On signing up for user accounts:
I feel one of the most challenging things to keep up with is passwords! (Usernames can also be a challenge if you have similar or commonly chosen usernames.)
Some people have told me that they use the same password for everything, but I don’t think that’s the wisest thing to do.
And as websites are starting to require more challenging passwords with uses of numbers and many times encouraging the use of symbols, it makes using the same password not so easy anymore.
Great that we are being required to be cognizant of security and encouraged to be creative with passwords.
May your surfing in cyberworld bring you the fulfilling connections you need!
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