You would think that powerful social media leaders would endorse big group parties. After all, their perspective is based upon socializing with all of the world wide web.
But I found it interesting that one of the biggest names in social networking discussed his Facebook personal account, which he manages just for those he is closest too. I completely understand why Chris Brogan’s family runs on Facebook, in what could be considered a private party.
Chris has many friends within the internet social space, including Facebook. I am grateful for his connection with me in a few of these web networks and our brief discussions on family in the past. I know that he keeps his family close in both life and business.
Keeping our family close is why parties are so important to our culture of social support and love. Family parties are closed events; private and intimate expressions based upon personal deep-rooted connection.
The same individuals who attend a huge gala party at the civic center to improve their social status, crave the private party in the family room to celebrate the important life-events of those whom they love.
Facebook has become just one tool in providing families various levels of communication, from broad to intimate.
Our family has used these internet tools as a way to stay personally connected in a spirit of love and support, no matter the distance.
The massive world of the web has given us back our private party. What about you?