The March 26, 2012, Wizard of Id comic strip cracked me up. Rodney, the soldier, is about to do battle with an enemy soldier. As swords are drawn and they are about to engage, Rodney looks at his opponent and says, Well, this is awkward. The two of them suddenly realize they are Facebook friends.
Anachronisms aside, the strip reminds us of the exponential reach of our networking tools, both offline and online. Now the two worlds can work together to facilitate more connections in more ways than we ever dreamed possible.
That reality behooves us to apply the highest degree of courtesy, ethics, and consideration to everything we do, in both worlds. As I have shared before, today the virtual world is just as real as the real world.
The old saying, Its a small world, is becoming truer every day. Lets keep that in mind in all our words and deeds.
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