Update about related sites

This is a small update about the related sites shown in the sidebar of this site at right (near the bottom).

Up until now, these site were primarily “business” oriented (and you can still see their RSS feeds by visiting the “Business Networks” site). Now, the sites listed here will be more focused on individuals, personality, individual’s behaviors, views, perspectives, etc.

Accordingly, this site itself will be even more focused on actually building connections (and in particular: personal connections). In other words: I think I will mainly list information about people who explicitly express a wish to connect with others.

If you are also interested in other aspects of life related to connecting with other people, please also check out (and / or follow) those other related sites listed in the right-hand column.

Thanks!

I don’t know if I should feel flattered or offended

IMHO if someone pays attention to you, then you should feel flattered, not offended:

I was contacted via a message sent with Gmail by a person claiming to be responsible…

There are 4 key values that we find important when traveling: improving our environmental impact, deeper personal experiences, more meaningful social relations, and supporting the local economy – Less Travel

Yet, I do admit that being stalked, doxed, or anything like that feels more like an invasion of personal privacy… well, I guess that could indeed be considered offensive.

Christmas Time is Here

I’m pretty much guaranteed to be happy whenever I see a new post from Josepha — I simply think she is super-smart and also a very aware and sensitive person towards the people around her:

What are you particularly grateful for?

Happy Thanksgiving! | Shedding Light (josepha.blog)

Too many things to mention, but obviously:

  1. Josepha
  2. Matt (Mullenweg)
  3. The WordPress community
  4. In particular (and also beyond the WP community): people who are not only open to collaboration, but even seek out to collaborate on projects … and here I mean particularly the willingness to engage in work with potential for rewards other than plain and simply monetary / financial interests. Granted, this requires a great deal of experience, wisdom, insight and such… so when it does show up, I do acknowledge what a great treasure and wonderful thing it is.
  5. These are just a few things I wish to mention here. There are also many more things I am also grateful for — for example: Holly Cole.

Herding Millennials — a new agenda for tech?

Another little “deviation from the normal” post.

Starring yet again Caralyn (thanks for the tip), with hat tips to Velda & Josepha. This is a particular threesome of intelligent thinkers (see the linked-to posts for more about some of their intelligent thoughts) I totally hope they will collaborate and exchange ideas — not only with each other, but also with all of us… the global commmunity… of things, or beings, or whatever (haha, well just don’t “nevermind” 😉 ).

Caralyn’s post addresses a new REALLY BIG SHOW on Netflix (actually more than one, but do go ahead and read all about it on her post) … called “The Social Dilemma”. I haven’t watched it — I’m not that kind of consumer… I will listen to you, but if you start treating me like your slave, well then I don’t care about what you think you have that’s worthy of me paying attention to (because in my humble opinion it simply isn’t … at least not in that case). Whatever (yes, do nevermind 😉 ).

Well, so the question this persuasion geek is pushing (see Tristan Harris’ website for more details) is: Should we trust these algorithm-gurus who have been fucking up so royally for decades … should they now be trusted to program algorithms, computer programs, silicon chips — whatever — for the “guidance” of our kids? Um, some of you might remember this (be sure to click the “watch” link if you don’t 😉 ). In other words: HELL, NO!!

What we need is HUMAN INTELLIGENCE, nature, natural processes, evolution, whatever — NOT “Humane AI”. Just say no to having some 1000 elite narcissists programming what you are thinking, doing, whatever!

Um, with that, back to our… regularly… scheduled… whatever (nevermind).

Hello, Strangers! :)

Yesterday I posted a really neat-o article, that sort of describes TEH BIG IDEA behind this site. We are all connected — in myriads of ways. Louis (Jett = @JettWriter 😉 ) mentioned (indirectly) a podcast in her article, and so she connected me to that. At the end of the podcast, there was a little mention (ad) of another podcast provided by the same company (and which I have listened to before too — but not for a while, and so there was a sort of re-connection made [even though I don’t think I will take that other podcast up again, because it ultimately became simply plain vanilla mainstream stuff, and began to bore me because it was actually not enlightening, strictly speaking] ).

And today I want to do something also a little out-of-the-ordinary … mainly because something quite out-of-the-ordinary happened. Two people I follow (neither of whom I have ever met (at least AFAIK 😉 ), posted very particular thoughts — which were very similar — at pretty much the exact same time! And they aren’t strangers to me (because I follow their writing), but I don’t know them (per se). And they don’t know each other (again: AFAIK). So Caralyn, meet Velda! Velda, meet Caralyn!

I certainly had to unlearn a lot of deeply, deeply engrained bad habits that were slowly destroying my mind, body and soul.

https://beautybeyondbones.com/2020/07/16/5-unhealthy-habits-i-quit

I can remember to be kind to myself when letting go of an idea too.

https://legendofvelda.com/2020/07/16/on-never-giving-up

There are many fascinating points of the juxtaposition of these ideas (and please: do yourself the favor of clicking through to the full articles! 😉 ). I agree with many points — and that is what I wish to underscore. Whether there are some points I might disagree with doesn’t really matter all that much — and I probably don’t disagree as much as I simply don’t know.

If you would like to learn more about my own ideas related to connections, networking, information on the Internet, etc. please feel free to follow some of my other blogs — e.g. contextual.news.blog. Let me warn you, however, that not everyone always agrees with me — and that’s perfectly OK, too!

ps: hat tip to Rodolfo Clix (via Velda’s post) for the bright photo / idea 😀