Scott Brown Running for the U.S. Senate
I just spent the last hour doing two things: 1) trying to figure out who to vote for in next week's Massachusetts' U.S. Senate election (to fill Ted Kennedy's seat) and 2) catching up on blogs yet only to find them die out to Facebook and Twitter.
As for the election, I'm an Independent and am holding true to its definition in that, despite all my research, I am still undecided. I like Coakley for her social issues but not for increases in government spending and more "programs" to help the people (which just increases taxes and puts us further in debt). Yet I like Brown for the reasons I don't like Coakley. So what to do? I don't know yet.
As for social networking, Web 2.0 is amazing in it's ability to keep people connected. Sure one could argue tweeting vs. face to face contact is not connecting but to me these networks have allowed me to reacquaint with people I would never, ever have talked to. For example, someone that grew up in my neighborhood that left at 8 years old I have been chatting with. It's truly amazing. I think for the younger generation, those that never knew life before social networking, it's a lot different. But for the Gen-X and Baby Boomers truly rewarding. That being said...
I see more and more bloggers turning away, myself included, from our posts to quick blurps and tweets on these others sites. While fun they do nothing for good, quality writing. So here I am with two posts in two days.
So who will win? FaceBook or blogging? What about Coakley vs. Brown?