My colleagues are never at a loss for words. My friends and family? Don't get me started. At my aunt's funeral on Tuesday, the door to the viewing room had to be closed because we were making such a ruckus. Why, then, are people who have an opinion on every agenda item, dinner topic, or subway conversation, reluctant to comment online? I find this fascinating.
More people now use social media than email. Yet most social media users tend to engage on a more passive level. Take this blog, for instance. I write it mostly for friends and family seeking a trusted guide to all things social media. I know you're visiting and reading because you tell me so via Facebook, Twitter, email -- and the rare blog comment.
While I'd love to know if you agree or disagree with what I write, I don't take it personally if you don't comment. I get that a lot of you are here to gather information on subjects you're not yet confident discussing. And I'm flattered that you think I have something worth learning. Still, feel free to weigh in on anything written here. And to share your thoughts wherever you go on the "social web". Because as much as we all enjoy sharing our thoughts, we also love hearing yours.