Here’s a thought to close the loop on my rant about impersonal communications earlier this week.
One thing that social media seems to be good at is helping us find ourselves one bite (or byte) at a time. There’s the quote of the day. the word search which is skewed to help us find a meaningful word, the pictures with the inspirational quotes on them, and the all popular smarmy ecards. There’s times I look at those and have one of two thoughts. Maybe they’re cynical. Yeah, they are.
First: They could have been written by Mork and Mindy’s bumpy neighbor. That guy wrote greeting cards and he was a jerk.
Second: They feel kind of good and share a point. But it’s pretty minor and it’s mostly for the person who posted it.
Of course, that’s how I ended up with a Minion version of Iron Man as a profile picture too. One of my friends saw The Avengers recreated as Minions, remembered my love for them both, and made that connection. Whether it’s business or personal, you’ll find you get more traction with others when you pass along cute superheroes than impersonal sound bites.