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A better and more complete you in 2011

Consumed => “Social Media in 2011: Six Choices You Need to Make” by Alexandra Samuel on HBR.

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Nice set of challenges. That said, I don’t really see anything about them that makes them strictly online-centric. In fact, I’d like to propose that they not be applied in such a limited way. An authentic and complete person needs to be just that – authentic and complete. Seeing the Internet as some separate world for some alt-personality doesn’t sound very healthy to me. If we’re going address this issue as you proposed then let’s be holistic and address it as it should be addressed, within the broader context of our whole and actual lives.

I’d also like to add that I’m not so sure you got it right with boredom. While I do agree the brain needs downtime, I don’t believe that the opposite of on & connected is boredom. For example, I run two to four days a week. I purposely do that 100% technology free. No iPod. No phone. It’s just me, the road, the rhythm of my stride and my water bottle. There’s nothing boring about that! And quite frankly, in that clarity I have come up with some of my best ideas and/or resolved some of my most daunting problems at miles three, four and five – and sometimes further out when I have the time.

Thanks again. Happy New Year!

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