One Billion Friends…

Facebook claims to have over one billion users. Every so often I have this thought:

If I asked each of my 300+ Facebook friends to send and accept friend requests to one-another, and also asked if they would make the same request with all their friends and so-on, and if all users were compliant, eventually one billion people would be interconnected.


Of course, if this did happen, scrolling through status updates over coffee each morning would take a bit longer.

When I think about this more seriously though, I can’t help but wonder if social media isn’t an evolutionary step toward that universal oneness – a global consciousness in process, which is the direction I believe we are all ultimately headed in anyway.

I don’t mean that in a trite way.


Of course, I don’t truly expect to have a billion social media friends anytime soon, or to know what one billion people are thinking at any one time. I have a hard enough time coping with 300 opinions, let alone a billion.

I do think on some level though, that a digital imprint — a collection of all our thoughts is manifesting via social media, and is an actual step toward that universal oneness.

Global consciousness, coming to a server near you… Jchiacb



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2 responses

  1. Yesterday I read an article postulating that if Fox News had been in existence during Nixon’s presidency, then Watergate would have not happened as ‘big’ as it unfolded and Nixon would have pretty much survived Watergate. And, once again, I keep finding myself thinking: But we have the internet today. These things are not ever going to be ‘containable’ again. Good, bad or a wash…we will get to it all faster and more completely.
    To your point…I am hoping we find that we are much more alike than different.

    • As always miss Judy, thank you for taking the time.

      In a lot of ways, I think the Internet is a window into each of us, and that transparency will be the standard within another 20 or 30 years. But in these early stages though, I think the windows have been installed but now we just have to clean them before we can see through them completely.

      And to your response to my point, at the end of the day, I do believe we are much more alike than we are different because we are part of one another, and I truly believe that…

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