My husband just started a new job. So far, most of his colleagues are pretty welcoming. Which is unusual. Because New Englanders have a reputation for being "crusty" and only liking their "own kind". So if you're not "from here", you're an outsider -- unless a local vouches for you.
Which makes me wonder: does the average person use social to open the door to new ideas, opinions and relationships? Or to tighten the circle around those they already know?
How do you use Facebook? Is it strictly to connect with friends & family? On Twitter, do you exchange new ideas and learn from strangers who share your interests? When a friend of a friend who's in the same industry invites you to connect on LinkedIn, do you accept?
Where do you draw the line? Do you use social to expand your horizons or to mark your boundaries?