- Producer18/09/2016Do Social Media Cause Fractal Cracking?A metaphor for social media that comes to my mind is a tree producing all sorts of fruits. Not all fruits are compatible with each other in their requirements. Some require more or less water, more exposure to sunlight, more or less humidity....
Comments24/09/2016 #40 Ali Anani#36 Dear @Deb🐝 Lange- to be back from a break abroad and read your comment is energizing. live your comment and I o along wit it fully. "On the one hand technology pulls us into our heads and our imagining and out of the physical reality of what we feel and sense and touch, on the other ..."- this is wonderful thinking, Deb and I am immersed in its depth, Deb. No wonder Deb means depth24/09/2016 #39 Ali Anani#35 Dear @Aaron Skogen- my full appreciation to your writing "Speaking firsthand, I find it difficult to follow and stay tuned to all the good people here who enrich my life, yet every time I stop by, the nourishment flows". This is very deep my friend and is worthy to expand into full post. I share your experience on this.24/09/2016 #38 Ali Anani#34 Dear @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA- I am so happy this statement resonates with you "Your statement "In social media we need to have teeth to grind all sorts of fruits the tree is producing" perfectly describes social media as a whole". It is a core issue of this buzz. BTW- I have just returned from Istanbul and therefore sorry for my late responding. However; time increases the value of a solid comment and yours is.23/09/2016 #37 Deb🐝 LangeOn the other hand, dors technology and social media have the capacity for us to connect in unimaginable ways, where we self-organise in ways that support each other. like the new findings of how plants left alone in a natural ecosystem all talk to each other via their tree roots, and energy and share nutrients, are we also sharing nutrients of love and kindness and imagination to foster our growth?23/09/2016 #36 Deb🐝 Lange@AliAnani I love your nature metaphors. If social media is like a tree connecting us all, it makes me muse about.... Energy. Humans, the earth, all of life is matter, is energy. Is how we imagined creating technology and opening it up for everyone, really a way of connecting all of us? When we imagined we were all separate we focussed on borders and boundaries and fences and division. Now we imagine we are all connected we are connecting via energy, social media, words, pictures, videos from afar. Is this pulling us to connect more viscerally? On the one hand technology pulls us into our heads and our imagining and out of the physical reality of what we feel and sense and touch, on the other ...20/09/2016 #35 Aaron SkogenAnother wonderful analogy @Ali Anani. I love the thought of fractures, fruit and balance. We are inundated daily by traditional media, our social media "feeds" and all of the other "stuff" this life throws our way. Therefore finding the balance is a stress all its own. Speaking firsthand, I find it difficult to follow and stay tuned to all the good people here who enrich my life, yet every time I stop by, the nourishment flows. This is a very thoughtful and nourishing piece my friend.20/09/2016 #34 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAThank you for another fact-filled and fascinating post, @Ali Anani. Your statement "In social media we need to have teeth to grind all sorts of fruits the tree is producing" perfectly describes social media as a whole. Regarding using social media for business, as always it's important to know on which social platform our audience 'hangs out'. Hopefully this helps divide out, and eliminate, those who require an overabundance of attention and fail to add to the social conversation our audience thrives on.19/09/2016 #33 Ali Anani#32 Dear @Mohammed Sultan- refreshing comment and ripe fruits to collect from your splendid comment. I liked your idea on training pick to pick the right fruit. This is a great idea and is extensible to many areas such as selection of a job, of an employee, of a buzz to read and so on. It is not easy always to pick and random picking is widespread. "Most people just pick whats visible ,not what's ready to eat !" This is a great idea for a buzz. As you see your comment expands the span of our minds, too.19/09/2016 #32 Mohammed Sultan@Dear Ali Anani,PhD.Reading your articles expands the span of our minds and,so too, stretches our thinking.The overwhelming communications have stressed our minds with a lot of unnecessary messages .People's minds have been cracked because their span of attention has also been narrowed and divided.If you have a divided mind you are often stressed because you don't know which one to follow .People are stressed when they can't pick the right fruit on the tree.Most people should be trained to pick the right fruit on the media as well.The right fruit is not necessarily the low-hanging fruit because it's exposed to less sun light and maybe is not ripe enough.Most people just pick whats visible ,not what's ready to eat !.When selecting media will be like picking the suitable fruit on a tree,people should pick what's ready to pick and go through the higher first to protect our our minds from cracking and also to protect our "social teeth" as you have just said.19/09/2016 #30 AnonymousDear @Ali Anani, Any tendency towards unity and sublimity carries with it a certain degree of disturbance. We are our own conscience, if so discomfort is always transient in nature. Your concerns are a sign that you're on the right track. Fractures are my profession, but also my life :)18/09/2016 #22 Aurorasa Sima#18 Analogies aside, I´m not very good at those, I think it led to a slight misunderstanding. That said, I feel your point is very valid and important.
I meant that the sheer number of birds an eagle sees on social media can be overpowering when the eagle would like to help each and everyone.
It´s probably not easy being an eagle. (:18/09/2016 #21 Ali Anani#19 It is simple as that dear @Aurorasa Sima- you make me feel good about myself and my reaction without planned intention is to make you feel the same.
Yes, help can be sometimes a disruptive force. This is a great buzz ides for you to tackle. Very profound and you remind me of the eagle forcing its sibling to fly for if the mother keeps feeding the baby eagle it shall fail to fly later on. The muscles get too stiff for the bird to fly. We make our birds unable to fly when we tend to help them excessively.18/09/2016 #19 Aurorasa Sima#18 The pond is a great analogy, dear @ali (whom I still can´t tag), I love how you always deeply understand my comments. Your ability to make people feel good about themselves is unmatched.
Yes, and also a call against self-cannibalism of trees. Many good trees break from trying to help too much. "Can help ever be too much?". Yes. When it´s destroying the tree, strapping him from his ability to offer support.
Until an enzyme has been found that allows the universal digestion of all qualities of fruit, a tree has to act responsible and with a hint of selfishness, the kind of selfishness that does not remove the goal of greater good but supports it.18/09/2016 #18 Ali Anani#17 Thank you @Aurorasa Sima for your valuable comment. This comment along with previous ones have evoked many ideas in my mind. I like your reference to the trees limited capacity to digest and I believe this leads to complexity. It is not different from population in areas with limited capacities tend to bifurcate and progressively reach chaos. I am imagining the tree as the metaphor for complexity being a living one. Your reference to the poisonous environment is witty. Like fish in the ocean placing them in a fish pond make them more vulnerable to toxicity.