Scrolling through Life – Clicking “Like” along the way
Approximately how many hours a day do we spend with a screen in front of us nowadays on average?
How many of those hours are spent mindlessly scrolling through social media. Liking. Hearting. Commenting. Clicking. Swiping. Liking.
The more time we spend clicking on things, the more time we spend ‘liking’ things, the more our screens get to know us.
They start out for example learning that we like red more then blue. Then they spend more time inches from our eyeballs learning that we don’t just like any red, we like certain reds. Then the longer we mindlessly scroll and like, the more they establish what it is we really ‘like’ – or what they’ve decided we like. The things we don’t like start getting filtered out.
Our feeds become less and less blue with every like. Then suddenly, everything is red.
Obviously I don’t just mean red and blue, but objects. Things. Places. People.
Google or whoever has their eye spy camera on you, analyzes our every move. They build up an algorithm and strive to fill our feed with things we like, things they think we’ll like, things we dream of, and things we swore we’ve never said aloud but somehow google knows.
Its an internet society that aims to please.
Is this a bad thing?
That all depends on how you look at it.
Imagine all the things you’ve never heard of or seen before. If they don’t fall into that ‘red’ category, there is a good chance they’ll be buried so deep in your feed that you’ll never see them. Never giving you the opportunity to decide if you like something or not. Options become increasingly slimmer and perhaps the internet even feels a little bit smaller.
While its always nice to be surrounded by the things we like, its also nice to experience different things. Have options. And let the internet know that its ok because sometimes our tastes change.
Computers are fairly advanced but it still takes them some time to figure out that this week you go hard at the gym and eat great, and next week the race is over and you don’t care any more and its a hardcore bingefest of bacon and donuts.
However, what if you could apply this “swipe and like” method to real life?
Work through companies and like certain characteristics but not others and work with them to get exactly what you want – a package full of all your ‘likes’ rather then a mixed bag of things you like and need, and some things we really don’t.
There are some industries where this mentality can easily apply, some where it will almost never work, and some where it will work some times.
Understanding when you’re working with people that while you’ve given them a list of all the things you like and need, that they may come back and say ‘perfect’ and then offer some things you’ve never thought about. A company that truly tries to understand you – as a client- and your needs. Taking a look at the big picture and showing you options you didn’t even think about.
With Sentinel Security Plus – we try to be that Company. We work to understand exactly what it is you like. Then we work with you to develop a better understanding of not just what you like, but what you need. Services that will benefit you and make your business thrive.
While at the end of the day, we’re all in this world to survive, we can’t survive without you. Without finding all the things we didn’t know we liked or needed, and showing you the same.
As businesses, clients, humans – we’re constantly growing and evolving. Our needs and likes change over time as well. We make sure that while we keep up with demands, we’re also keeping our clients as top priority and keeping up with your needs.
While its great to have all the things that are ‘red’, sometimes we need to understand that a little splash of ‘blue’ is a nice compliment and works better in some instances where ‘red’ doesn’t work. Having open minds – and open hearts, will always make the world, and the internet, a bigger, happier, and of course safer place.
Guest Blogger Rayna Davies
Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management. She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security. Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details. These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities. She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration. Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.