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Is what one needs to type in the subject line of a blog to get to the top on Google. It must have worked if you are reading this, right?

Like all bad blog posts, this got me thinking. This time about validation. I won’t even lie, it feels damn good to be noticed and validated. Unfortunately, people often confuse the good with the bad. Hence all the bad blogs out there, probably this one included.  You can say what you want, but getting a whole lot of hits online is way better than getting physical hits. And that’s the damn truth.

This makes sense when we consider the cyber age, and how many people are living their lives online. The online media game has changed the way we live and communicate. Seems like it has also changed the way we evaluate our lives. Who really has 1,000 friends? Certainly not the narcissists on Facebook who claim to have as many “friends” as this. And no one refers to other people as followers (I remember growing up and being told to lead not follow, goddammit)

Now I am the first to admit that I am a chronic online addict. I love social media, and since I started this blog, I love posting and look forward to getting comments, likes and follows. It’s an awesome feeling. But where would we go if we did not get this validation from others? That’s right, older men. I think it’s time we all have a good think about why we are so addicted to this awesome feeling when we get liked/followed/notified.   Are we all just getting abused (I had a stronger word in mind) by the paedophile that is the internet? I say Yes, and this might piss off many people who do not want to admit to it. Either way, many will find a way to get to the top. Whether this is the top of an internet search, or just the top of a pile of bodies to get ahead, is up to you. All I’m asking is to own up to it, and remain conscious. Happy Internetting.

<p>Author <a href=”https://plus.google.com/102128103971030481396” target=”blank” rel=”author”>Jerome Cornelius</a></p>

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