I just got a call from the family to take down some family pictures from Facebook. It’s Mother’s Day and I thought it would be great to put up some pictures of my mom and the family. I am proud of my mom and even though we don’t always agree on everything, I have grown to respect her. The same goes for my family. My mom raised me well and perhaps, I have a hard time loosening up because my mom taught me to be cautious. However, this request perplexes me. It shows a growing disconnect between their perception of social media and mine. I understand people only want flattering pictures of themselves online, but they are concerned about how it will be used and security? Social media is the new frontier and everyday more information is uploaded. They have valid concerns, but should we let these concerns inhibit us? I think we can be pioneers and in order to keep up with technology, we take risks. With the death of video stores and the decline of traditional social activities like square dancing, the world is moving online and we need to change rapidly. Yes, online threats and security breaches exist but so does regular petty theft on the street and people continue to do business on the street.
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