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Free eavesdropping

Photo by Wells Baum

Ignoring train conversations is impossible. Even the softest discussions can be heard just a few seats away.

Some people care less talking out loud about their business or personal issues.  Other folks are completely self-conscious.  Quite naturally, we listen more intently when we think there may be a secret.

Humans are curious about other each other’s lives, not just the lives of famous people.  Social media is just a broader train experience that opens up our worlds to the public.  We finally got what we all wanted:  celebrity status.

What we say online is a reflection of what we think about, care about, and what we’re doing with our lives.  Your social profile should be able to explain your identity.  The more transparent you are, the more credible you are.

We don’t need to eavesdrop or peek over shoulders anymore.  The noise is already there, free and open.  We should already all know each other.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of Discvr.blog and four books.