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Thursday August 13, 2020

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June 2017 - Volume 13 - Issue 12


Publisher's Note

Just Imagine …

living with a dinosaur (Carol) who is a true skeptic when it comes to the applications of social media. While she completely understands and appreciates the finer points of networking (my forte) and its benefits, she’s remains very uncomfortable and reluctant with the personal side of it. I think she has “privacy” tattooed on her brain. But anyway during one of our innumerable discussions last week, she asked me to envision the following … someone (me) trying to make friends outside of Facebook while applying the same principles.

Every day I would walk down the street and tell passersby what I had eaten, how I felt at the moment, what I did the night before, and what I’ll do later and with whom.

I would give out pictures of my family, the dog, of me taking things apart in the garage, watering the lawn, standing in front of landmarks, driving round town, having lunch, and doing what anybody and everybody does every day. Heck, I could even include photos of me thinking about nothing.

I would listen in on conversations, give others a “thumbs up” and reassure them repeatedly I “really” like them.

And finally if it worked just like Facebook, I would have people following me. Of course according to Carol, these followers would be several police officers, a private investigator, and at least one psychiatrist, (I think it’s time to block her from my Facebook page!)

 Charles Felix can be reached at

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