I am human. Therefore, I like to have friends. I like to form connections. I like to feel connected.
Social media makes that Sweet Spot of Connected Feelings surrealistically and deceptively easy to trip–or, for my fellow Neuro Nerds, “activate”.
I’m totally congruent with average people in average society thus far. Pretty almost-universal stuff.
What I’m less sure of, however, is whether or not Facebook is the right venue for the first-time establishment of that connection, especially between professional colleagues. You know, people who might not want to see pictures of my cats. Or people whose kids I might not want to see pictures of. Or people from whom there might be personal details, dirty laundry, closeted skeletons, or other fine print that I’d rather keep segregated.