These two social communities tend to create addictive co-dependent behavior in large numbers of users.
For the Addicted Ones, the compass of their world responds to what others say about them, about the hot topics of the day — about any- and everything in the Universe. They have to know what everyone else thinks and does.
They can't not post.
Their obsession • addiction • compulsion depletes them and vanquishes sound thinking.
They allow their mental and spiritual compass to be spun 360 by friends, family, and articulate, seemingly all-knowing but rumor-concocting and lie-spreading Strangers.
Insidious for everyone is that these organs of social interaction are, what my British friend calls, "thieves of time." I add: "thieves of soul."
I want the site to remain mine, not a public vessel for pirates to hijack and exploit as their own Alt-podium to dispense obscenities, slander, corrosive acid.
My contact address is posted. Visitors are welcome to write and express their fumes, perplexity, or appreciation — to me personally. But I don't post reader messages, their email addresses, or my responses online. I believe in respectful and confidential communication.
My studies are also not Twitterized. A few of them run several (printed) pages. That's purposeful. With any article, I want to substantiate my views so others can validate them.
Web gurus will say short-attention-span readers won't spend 4 nano-seconds on a website like this. Okay. I don't research, write and edit for Nano Readers.
Metaphorically, if readers want to ascend the Matterhorn in a warm, tourist-friendly gondola, my site isn't for them.
If they're willing to spend time and expend energy hiking upward, I hope my studies reward their effort.
Visitors to the Website