I just finished reading Randi Zuckerberg’s book “Dot Complicated.” I had heard a lot about this book prior to its release, and I have to tell you that it did not disappoint. If you haven’t already picked up a copy, do yourself a favor and pick it up.
There are many excellent points throughout the book, but here are a few that meant the most to me:
- Be your authentic self – online and off.
- Kids need to be able to understand and explore technology (so let them start when they’re young, with your guidance and supervision). If they don’t acquire these skills as they grow up, they’ll be challenged to keep up with the technical transactions that are increasing in every aspect of society. That means you/parents have to understand it too.
- Show compassion to people who “overshare.”
- There are many wonderful displays of solidarity happening in the global community because of the immediacy of social media messaging.
and my personal favorite is this (quote by Randi Zuckerberg):