Yet another view on social networking, albeit not in the mind of my employer, friends, acquaintances, random people I meet on the street, or anyone else you can think of. I'll try to keep this matter of fact and relate to experience where I can, but generally, it will probably be a bunch of bull. 1. Information overload, I get it. I post on Facebook that my kid just took a shit and then I check in on FourSquare at My House while Tweeting the toilet overflowed 2. Say, for instance, your kid is having problems taking a crap. At this point, my post that mine did take one of those, er, craps, becomes relevant. Maybe. 3. So now, I restrict my posts to communities, circles of people that I arbitrarily group by some Darwinian magic. Maybe I make my circles as follows: Work High School Alumni Lawnmower Racers Family Girls I Would Like To Date 4. I now share my kid crapping post to Family only, because, well, that's a kind of a personal thing - not for me, per se, but I'm a tad embarrassed. 5. What I fail to realize is that in my other communities, there are "friends" that will benefit from the fact that I have concocted a careful combination of bananas, cheese and eggs that aids in kids taking a dump. Since I have restricted my commentary to a specific community, regardless of how I know them, I am holding back relevant information, as crappy as that sounds. 6. I shouldn't share the fact that my kid poops with the Girls I Would Like To Date community, right, because that would potentially ruin my chances of the "would like to date" clause 7. When you jump on the social network bandwagon, you are signing up for one of three things when interacting with your "friends" Consume and ignore Consume and acknowledge Consume and interact 8. Which brings me full circle in listing the posts that I typically despise "Going to bed with my honey" "I opened my car door" "I just put chicken noodle soup in the microwave" "My kid just took a shit" 9. But in all honesty, refer to #7, YOU ARE CONSUMING 10. In conclusion (that sounds like a load of bull), to round out the list (that sounds better), if your day to day is limited to a subset of your day to day, are your exercising your social-ness in your social circles, your social presence? Can you predict what random facts of your life will bring together a whole new stream, a whole new group of people? Can you predict through communities or social circles, who will benefit from your experiences, random rants and raves?