The world makes a sudden shift and becomes half virtual. Your online self battles for importance against your flesh-and-blood self. The plot of a sci-fi flick being streamed from Amazon space? No, it’s the real world. You blinked, and Mark Zuckerberg happened. Now you realize extraordinary power is within your grasp–of the kind previously available only to media barons. Everywhere you turn is news about how you have been liberated–you have tools, the technology at your fingertips. So–with Beethoven’s Fifth bursting in the background– you Tweet! You befriend. You opine. You set up ImHereDamnIt.com. And finally you know what it means about the tree falling in the woods and no one hearing. But my tools! My power! How does this all work? So you search the Web for answers. And if you are very lucky and pretty smart, you’ll come upon Megan Marrs, one of those newly empowered people with actual wisdom to impart. She will help you make a sound.
Facebook Graph Search and Privacy: Should You Be Worried? asks one Marrs post. She’ll tell you what you need to know. (Answer: probably, unless you…) And she’s not trying to convert or convince–she’s simply there to educate. Should you buy Twitter followers? Marrs doesn’t know–that’s up to you–but she’ll tell you every reason why you should and then every reason why you should just friggin’ fugetaboutit. And besides the clear writing (she asks questions like “is it a wonder or a pestilence?”) and deep understanding there’s a droll humor that comes from knowing what she’s talking about in a worldwide room full of schemers and screamers. That’s why you’re lucky to find Megan Marrs–because with so many voices shouting nonsense, real sense can get crowded out. Fortunately when her tree crashes–she posts every couple of weeks–it goes BOOM! Check out the Marrs blog. She’s one of those people who can honestly say: I’m here to help.