We spend so much time in social media that it’s easy to forget real life. Yes, social media is “real life” but I think you know what I mean.
I just found out from a friend that blogger and Twitter user Meg Porter (@megapixel) was killed in a car crash last week.
She was 24-years old. Just a kid, really, with a huge life ahead of her.
I’d chatted a few times with Meg a while back but, like so many other connections, never really had a chance to get to know her really well. But I do recall her making me laugh a few times with her words.
Even though I didn’t know Meg as much as some of my other online friends, the news of her death still came as a shock and upsets me. So much life taken away in an instant. So much for Meg to live for.
Meg was a great video blogger, and her videos show you a lot more behind the person. She also took some great photographs and you could tell that a brilliant, creative mind lived inside this young lady.
We move in such fast circles and fast times, always chasing the newest application or technology, that we can forget there are real people and real things happening every hour, every day away from our computer screens.
Meg Porter was one of these people. Her sad death is one of these real things.
While social media is the space we live in, let’s make sure we enjoy the space away from it too. We never know when it might end.
My thoughts go out to Meg’s family and friends – I’m sorry for your loss.