Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn have invaded our lives . . . at our invitation. With that invasion we have seen a blurring of the border between the personal and the professional, the private and the public, the home and the office.
Some have decried this evolution as intrinsically evil, encouraging you to tighten all your privacy settings to the maximum level. After all, we must protect our privacy now mustnt we?
Then again, maybe not. There was a day and a time in which you did business with someone because you knew him or her. Partially because you did know him or her, you were willing to invest in a business relationship. What you knew about the person contributed to your judgment of the persons business.
Social media has redrawn the map. Perhaps in redrawing the map, social media is taking us back to a time when you will know more about every person. That knowing will contribute to your business relationship.
Some folks dont like the new cartography. I cant argue that. But I do suggest the new cartography just might introduce a new era of integrity and wholeness in us and in our relationships.