I am writing this just a few days before the supposed Mayan Apocalypse on Friday, December 21, 2012. The belief that the "end times" are here is nothing new. This LINK will take you to a page that lists over 200 dates where experts and religious leaders said the end of the world was coming. They all have one thing in common: none of them have worked out as their promoters stated.
And I will hereby fearlessly predict that the so-called Mayan Apocalypse will also turn out to be a dud. Some Mayans in Guatemala are denouncing the way the government is turning this into a "folklore for profit" giant party, with an expected 90,000 money-bringing suckers believers coming for the show. NASA has
Today, there are more than 800 million active users of the social network known as Facebook. That's closing in on three times the population of the U.S. Twitter has about 300 million active users. Facebook and twitter are means of communicating with others. But are they really helping people become more social? I think they're doing the exact opposite.
I'm not criticizing Facebook or Twitter for what they are. Rather I'm suggesting that people should realistically understand that while using Facebook and twitter may be good for communication, they're not so good as sources of socialization. Sitting in your room, staring at a monitor, is not the same as meeting people in person. You can't