You ever have that feeling like you are being watched? I get this feeling all the time when I am driving. If a car has made several turns with me, I am almost positive they are with the FBI or some other cool organization that has three letters. I usually do a couple of maneuvers to lose them and then think about how I probably could be Jason Bourne. Yesterday I discovered I was being watched in a whole other way.
Twitter has changed the way we communicate with each other. Often times I will send DM’s and @ replies to my friends instead of calling or texting them. It has changed the way we stay in touch as well as brought us into the lives of others that we would have never have met before. There are tons of positives about twitter and communication, but there is one negative, people are watching. Yesterday I was complaining about Intense Debate, the comment stream that I use here on the blog (notice Intense Debate is gone) and how it continues to drop comments and is corrupting my blog. I was rather frustrated after losing all of my comments as well as all of my plugins. It was not a good way to start the day and I did what anyone naturally would do, tweeted.
I got several helpful comments from you fine folks. Then I got this comment:
Not saying this is not helpful, but it was rather creepy. Now I know all about twitter search and the benefits/downsides of this tool. I have seen it used in many different ways. What creeped me out the most was the fact that I knew if I said something about intense debate, someone from the company would send me an @ reply and ask what the problem was. Call this great customer service, I call it creepy.
I realized something yesterday…people are watching. Followers on twitter, readers on your blog, or people in real life are observing how we live, act, and talk. This sobering truth has caused me to really evaluate what I say, how I react, and what I do. Not because I am putting on a show for others in acting perfect, but that I am representing Christ.
With new technology comes more responsibility, but with the name of Christ comes a calling to live a life representing His name.