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My life is not a status update.

Daniel Sieberg on discovering what is really important in life by disconnecting from social networks.

But the epiphany for me was that I’d become a terrific “broadcaster” and a terrible “communicator.” Somehow in our 140-character Twitterverse the intimate details of their lives had escaped me. And isn’t that the important stuff? Not constantly sharing our geographical location or which restaurant we ate at or in my case when I’m appearing on a certain news program. It seems to me there was an awful lot of “telling” going on and not a lot of “listening.”

The only thing that died that day was a bunch of ones and zeroes. I’m still on TV and still writing online and still on the radio. The only difference is that I won’t be so obnoxious about it and my personal relationships will require some additional effort. As they deserve.

Ramkumar Shankarlife, thoughts, internet