and connect with others!

It’s morning.  I’m taking a break from work.
I’m pouring myself another cup of coffee and I’m watching through my kitchen window.

It’s a weekday morning and I see kids and parents walking to school.
Much too often, the parent is on the smartphone while the kid walks in silence.

It’s a sign of our times…

Social Media

We are so “connected” these days: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.
Yet, we can walk side by side or be in the same room and hardly talk to each other.
We are too busy being connected to be really connected.

No, I don’t think social media is the villain here.
I like social media. I love seeing what my friends are up to. Some of the postings are really fun.
Others postings are educational and make me think – and that often gives me a headache : )

What I’m saying is this: social media can be both beneficial and fun.
And it certainly has its place in our lives.

Face-to-face interaction

How does social media compare to ACTUAL human interaction?
No, we can’t compare apples with oranges.
As communication goes, a face-to-face interaction is much better than any social media communication.

An actual smile has much more warmth than any smiley face.


Like with anything else –you need to find the balance.
And choose what works best for you.

(Ok, enough of this – I need to go check on my Facebook friends ; )

/Comments/in Opinion/by Mariana Fieraru
Mariana Fieraru
Mariana Fieraru, an Eastern European transplant, fell in love with her new home shortly after landing in New York. She "discovered" pizza! Years later she still loves pizza. And so do her two feathered-kids, Sunny and Flipper

Mariana worked on both, the east and the west coast.
Big or small, each project she worked on helped define the importance of gaining and sustaining a competitive edge in an increasingly complex business environment.

Business know-how, love of teaching and writing – all combined in 2006 to form OBI.
Its mission: to make learning fun! And easy.

Through its training, consulting, and publications OBI builds bridges of knowledge to take you from where you are to
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