At the end of last week I was really not on the best of terms with the internet. Content thievery was popping up a lot of places – big brands taking advantage of bloggers. I’d been reading more about the cognitive effects of the time we spend online, and reevaluating how and why I want to be staring at screens. And then, Friday night, I saw a tweet from my friend Jill, read her post, and very quickly remembered exactly why I love this place.
And so, I ask you to visit Jill, over at Baby Rabies, and see how the power of social media for good is alive and well. Jill received an email from a reader, Jamie, pregnant and living with breast cancer. Jamie asked Jill’s advice. And Jill came back with more than guidance. She brought an army to help.
Like Jill, I believe that people’s urge to give is far greater than their desire to take. Emotionally, intellectually, artistically, financially – we can all contribute so much online. We can be the change. In more ways that we could without this technology.
I’ll trade having a little less focus for all the good that can be done online. It’s just a matter of seeking it out.
Please, visit Jill’s site and find out more. #bethechange