Thursday, July 2, 2009
If you had read my Blog form June 2009 (“Security In Cyberspace”) you would note that there is a growing concern over “Social Networking” and it’s rightfully so; yet there are positive aspects to an old song – “Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold”.
I’ve met some very wonderful new acquaintances ‘face-to-face’ from my social network circles. People that I have prayed for, encouraged or have something in common with, have become new friends that are tangibly accessible. I’ve encountered old comrades from school, other writers and businessmen, celebrities, and the computer has added new meaning to “small groups” within a church’s internet network.
But please, update your photo (at least every 6 months) so that I won’t be caught with my mouth gaping open from what I see before me. Either the person is heavier than their picture; has less hair; has more wrinkles; or is not the person (or thing) that you’ve been viewing the whole time that you’ve been conversing online. Beware of those persons who don’t resemble anyone else in their ‘pics’ or who doesn’t show themselves at all. Remember that the Word of God still says, 16Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. Mat. 10
When meeting someone for the first time I have my husband with me and I don’t compromise our safety by choosing a meeting place that is not public or well lit; no matter if it’s a male or female (yes, I do watch CSI and anything is possible). Trust – Believe – Receive! Be Blessed in Order to Be a Blessing and “Fear Not”
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