Unspoken Words. “Sometimes I forget that people can see me walk away mid-conversation.”

The email that you want back…bad!

“Sometimes I forget that people can see me walk away mid-conversation.” Yes, that happens. I’m not proud of it, but I just ordered the t-shirt. Consider it a warning.

Have you been rendered deaf and dumb by the unspoken word? Do you struggle with the spoken word?  Is anyone really listening? Unspoken words have become all consuming.  Just ask Alexa.

It obviously started with the word-processors and PCs. E-mails have dominated as the most effective form of communication for years.  Then there are the email you wish you had back!  E-mails are now often ignored, as are voice and voice mail. Now text messages illicit a response, when a phone call will not.

Are you tired of “friending” folks you may have shared a past, without a future? Have you acquired reciprocal friends? Friends who aren’t really friends, but are looking to up their score? Are you tired of posting and checking Facebook and trading likes. Do you actually become angry, depressed and lose sleep, if your posts go unnoticed, or if someone’s emoji solicits the wrong response. Guilty on all counts!

Then there’s Twitter, tweets and retweets, too. Occasionally you can get someone famous to follow you, heart or retweet you if you suck up to them. It can be infectious. Eventually you grow tired of chasing nameless followers and responding in kind and they all share your views? I actually miss the followers who you can disagree with, then they block you! Not really.

Every social media site, online news, on every  device, all forms of social media, especially if you are are promoting your business, can be obviously compelling. Think. How many social media gurus are out there peddling their “schtick”?

I started a Facebook account to promote MS awareness and to raise funds for MS. Not one Facebook friend donated solely because of Facebook. They donated because they were “real” friends and responded to my emails. Twitter too, has been ineffectual. LinkedIn is the one social media platform I find effective to garner information, stay in touch with colleagues, who I consider friends, learn from them and each other.

The problem still remains. We live in a world where the spoken word matters less. I challenge you. When was the last time you told a good joke, face to face and enjoyed a real laugh from real people?

I just asked Alexa to tell me a joke. Alexa responded, “What did the golfer call his girlfriend? Alexa, “The Sweet T.”  So how did Alexa know I call my wife, “Sweet T”?

idea capitalist – some of my recent favorite tweets – 01-2013

Our first Kiss

idea capitalistidea capitalist ‏@ideacapitalist – @TonyaW66 Thanks for the great pic! I’m captioning it, “Our First Kiss!” or “Looking forward to a moment of silence.” pic.twitter.com/AWsL9rrW

ideacapitalist – Can you visualize the Obama’s in this picture of the President and First Lady in this photo?

Can you visualize this President and First Lady in this photo?pic.twitter.com/ASMwD8hm

Tammy HaysTammy Hays ‏@tammyjohays – Has anyone checked George Washington’s grave lately….thinking he may be face down by now.
idea capitalistidea capitalist ‏@ideacapitalist – BILL CLINTON NAMED ‘FATHER OF THE YEAR’ – When he said, “I did not have sex with that woman,” he was probably talking about Hillary. Sick society. http://bit.ly/VOdtcB
CraigéCraigé ‏@CraigR3521 – Maybe Mitt needs to send his binders full of women to the White House.
CraigCraig ‏@bitslaw – Krauthammer: Gun Bans Are Placebos, “It Doesn’t Hurt Anybody And You Feel Better” http://ht.ly/2uc99P
Chris RyanChris Ryan ‏@thestreeter – If these politicians REALLY cared about us, they’d mint a coin valuable enough that none of had to work again. Selfish bastards.
ANNA RANDANNA RAND ‏@OBAMA_CZAR – Biden talked about Obama taking action. “As the president said, if you’re actions result in only saving one life, they’re worth taking.”

@OBAMA_CZAR  Just think of how many lives he would have saved if maybe he hadn’t shipped an assload of guns to the Mexican cartel?

idea capitalistidea capitalist ‏@ideacapitalist – I never understood how you could get your cake/eat it too, until Obama started his war on job creators. Lesson learned. we hate millionaires
Melanie JonesMelanie Jones ‏@MsMelanie –

HILLARY’S HEALTH ISSUES: When a reporter asked Bill Clinton, “How’sHillary’s head?” He replied, “Well………. she’s no Monica.

hillarys head

idea capitalistidea capitalist ‏@ideacapitalist – Can you get excommunicated for tweeting the Pope? I’m waiting to find out. IC Tweet 2 to Pope Benedict

Social Media is Blowing up the Dictators of This World’s Proverbial Skirts!

Today, Social Media is Blowing up the Dictators of This World’s Proverbial Skirts!

There can be an end to ignorance, hatred and divisiveness.  Our hope is the word, the depiction, the song and the act can bring even greater gratification.  The culmination of art forms can be amplified through the expression of social media.

Today, are words too common?  Is photography, a depiction, passé?  Is sound, music to our ears, second hand?

Words, pictures, sound, all are considered art forms.  Traditional art forms?

It’s more popular to opt for the culmination of all these traditional art forms, video, the act.  There’s no contention.

Publishing of news, magazines and books can produce art.  The same holds true for music and movie production, all established art forms.

So what does YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, social media, bring to the table in terms of art form?  A new art form?   I think not.  Facilitators?  I think so.

Social media brings freedom of expression.  Freedom of expression creates art.  Think light speed.  Social media creates freedom of expression at light speed.  All one can do is imagine the creativity bottled up inside each and every one of us!

Today, through technology, the future is 24/7 and is happening before we can create it!   The future is freedom of expression that will bring worlds apart, together.  Social media, not bullets, not bombs will be blowing up their skirts.  Suppressors of freedom, dictators, communists, socialists, they’re all on notice.

There’s no escape.  Social media is blowing up their skirts.  Stay tuned.  Amazing!

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