Friday, April 17, 2009


I loved our little chat on Monday about facebook and relationships via the interwebs. I'm a little more than embarrassed to admit that I am no stranger to online dating. I first started when I was 18 because I only had 1 college class, still lived at home, and worked at a place with few opportunities to meet people. I haven't done it in a very long time.

I think the biggest lesson I learned through it all that people are liars. Most people who tend to build online relationships do not tell the truth about themselves somehow thinking the person on the other end wont ever find out.

Of course there will always be success stories, but I know because of the experiences I've had I will do the best I can to monitor my children and teach them to be literate in all things social media. As awesome as things have worked out for me in meeting someone randomly online (we didn't meet through any online dating site or anything)it's important to be cautious of all the creepers out there.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Blogging equals Love

The most interesting part of this week for me was Vegor's presentation on Web 2.0. Growing up I never ever thought I was be so involved in all things social media as I now am. Although I've been slacking a little on this blog, I do love it. I find it therapeutic in some ways just to write my thoughts and opinions and have responses, good or bad.

I know there has been some argument as far as globalization and what it's doing us. What I mean is the fear that we are losing human interaction to the point where we won't talk to each other anymore. Although it is a valid point, I think quite the opposite. I think more incredibly valuable relationships are being formed thanks to all things Twitter, Blog, Facebook, etc.

And maybe I'm a little bit bias being that I met my favorite boyfriend in the world through blogging...and ironically enough this assignment (to blog) pushed us towards meeting. So....I'm all for the Web 2.0 experience :)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Big, small, short, tall, black, white, etc.

I can't believe I've been really dropping the ball on this blog lately. Life is so busy for me as I'm sure it is for all of you!

Well, the highlight for me this week in our classes was the presentation on Friday of how different cultures view beauty. To be honest, I really think a presentation like that would do wonderful things for girls in high school to show them that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and there are so many definitions of beauty! With so many girls struggling with eating disorders and being consumed by their cosmetic appearance, it's nice to see that there is a place in the world for everyone.

I was sad to see that different cultures base the worth of the women by their looks alone. It makes me even more sad to know that our own society does that as well. I hope that we are really paying attention and taking the things we are learning in our class to heart and use them to educate people because I really think with our new found knowledge we can make small, but substantial difference in our world and society.