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Dance like no one is watching

You have to click on over to dancelikenooneiswatching.com and watch the ferry time-lapse photos. Click here. It is well done. I promise you will enjoy it.

Krigh Bachmann lives in Toronto, Canada. He has a professional website as well as his photoblog. I see more and more people connecting their professional lives to their personal lives online. It’s like passing out your business card at a dinner party with friends or acquaintances.

It is funny because when I first started blogging I thought it was kinda like dancing with no one watching. I very quickly understood that it was exactly the opposite. Everyone was watching!

The Internet has become a true extension of who we are. It is as common place as a television sitting in the living room or bedrooms for that matter. We are able to reach out to the world and share our creativity and our lives. We can connect with people online that we would never have had the opportunity to have met offline.

For someone like me who is interested in social psychology it is interesting how the Internet is evolving from virtual communities into a true social network. People are meeting and connecting to others online in a real way. It may start out as an online relationship but more often these relationships are moving from the virtual world into the physical world.

In a sense, the virtual world is becoming a ‘real’ world with real relationships.

Relationships with people that we have met online can be and are as important as the relationships we have with those that we have met offline. For instance, my relationship with my husband.

After eight years of knowing each other our relationship is as normal and boring as any other couple. However, the beginning wasn’t boring and it wasn’t considered ‘normal’ at the time. We met online in a French AOL chatroom. In contrast, I think it is safe to say that today it is not considered uncommon to have met someone online romantically, professionally or for friendship.

As a blogger and contributor to it all…I think it’s great!

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  • Sarah September 11, 2007, 3:35 pm

    My husband and I met online four years ago. I agree that the initial “stigma” of having met a mate online has disappeared (at least in the US in people under, say, 50 or so). The online community has also helped me professionally; I’m currently writing a book chapter with five other people, only one of whom I have actually met in person (once, seven years ago)!

  • Pumpkin September 11, 2007, 6:30 pm

    See I am not alone…and, in plus you are looking forward to a bigger family not too long from now! :)

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