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The purpose of online is to get offline.
Every time we email, tweet, retweet, direct message, instant
message, write somebody’s walls, upload pictures, publish videos, post reviews,
chime in on message boards, write blog posts, leave comments, press like
buttons and share links, our goal is to get one one step closer to interacting
with other human beings, face to face, in person.
The proof is everywhere.
In the political
realm, we’ve watched oppressive governments crumble, horrifying laws disappear
and war criminals meet their demise.
In the music
realm, we’ve watched performers leverage digital media to create live events
that bring joy to change the lives of fans forever.
In the movie
realm, we’ve watched online microfinancing enable the dreams of a generation of
hopeful filmmakers, whose ideas finally have a chance to make a difference.
In the business
realm, we’ve watched entrepreneurs use the power of mobile technology to hire
themselves, do work that matters and deliver value to their people.
All thanks to the bold people who used online to get
It’s not the future, it’s the present.
And if we never endeavor to communicate beyond digital, if we
never connect to each other by more than just pixels, we fail to experience the
truest, highest form of human interaction.
Online is the journey, offline is the destination.
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