Selfie: 2013’s word of the year – latimes.com

Here’s how out of the loop I am…I actually had to look up “selfie” to see what it meant!

Of course, I have not posted a selfie…I haven’t even taken one.  But I do love the pictures that people share of themselves.  And I really love the openness the Internet has created.

I currently consider two women authors among my small (and I do mean small) circle of friends.  I emailed with Rita Reynolds for 6 years before I ever met her.  I Facebook with Crescent Dragonwagon, haven’t met her yet but love the person that she is.

Despite the geographical distance, these  two women have become as close as sisters.  That’s what I love about the technology we have available today.  Some people says it separates us; some say it’s dangerous.  I just think the Internet is like any other tool, the power it has depends on the hands and minds that are using it.

Think of Salman Kahn, founder of the Kahn Academy. Or consider Geoffrey Canada whose Harlem project turned a school, a neighborhood and a whole lot of lives around.  Consider our President, Barack Obama, who reaches out to a nation through technology unheard of by earlier administrations.

Selfies are a beautiful idea.  Who knows? Maybe, one day I will post one!

Selfie: 2013s word of the year – latimes.com.

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2 responses to “Selfie: 2013’s word of the year – latimes.com

  1. Joan W. White

    Hi, just want to wish you both a Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you’re both happy and well. Take care, Joan

    • patsquared2

      I have been thinking about you all month! Pat and I want to come down to see you….please just let us know when it will work for you. I am working again, at Moyer. The man I most admired, the man behind keeping the school afloat, asked me to come back and I did. I know we can help these kids. But I am off weekends and you are but a quick drive away for lunch – out – in Lewes at the Buttery….just send me a date in email! And happy holidays to you. If Dan is there, tell him hello and the same. Much love.

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