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Encounters of an electronic kind

Updated on August 21, 2013

We really live in a small world. Communication are modern niches, all we need nowadays is to be fitted with chips so people would know where we are! I joke, but it's happening in our happy but slightly sinister world.

It is phantasmal how things are working. Hubpages is joining the fray, making it much easier to spread that illusive communication message for you, me and him or her. I experience the process everyday but I am still flabbergasted by it, meeting faces behind the electronic screen in a mesh of technology.

I know the one-way, two-way, three-way communication on Hubpages and how it is going, we are communicating with each other through electronic walls. There is many a time when I see in front of my eyes how pleasantly explosive it can become whether in just writing Hubs or posting on the forum because of the generating responses. We really do talk to computers these days.

This has been the case when I 'follow' someone, with the hope that in a couple of hours they would click the computer button and follow me back. On many occasions I found that I would be happily surprised.

I look again at the "follow" total in five or 10 minutes and it would be up by one or even two. I never really had anybody who would "de-follow me" except on few occasions.

Its indeed relaxed but strange sensation because you feel somebody at the other side of the world is watching you through an "electronic hole", sitting and doing exactly the same thing you are doing at exactly the same moment.

A fellow colleague friend of mine told me once, "I just about posted one article, and was re-editing when someone made a comment on it". That's the beauty of Hubpages, providing the right content platform while putting you in touch with fellow readers and Hubbers.


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    • marwan asmar profile imageAUTHOR

      Marwan Asmar 

      5 years ago from Amman, Jordan

      Cheers Levertis, appreciate you taking the time to write such a comment. Yes, technology and what it can do to change our lives is simply amazing

    • Levertis Steele profile image

      Levertis Steele 

      5 years ago from Southern Clime

      Marwan, I see that your last comment was made 15 months ago, but it popped up on my page today. What an interesting hub! I, too, am intrigued by modern technology, especially electronics. It is awesome to write and see a fellow hubber from across the waters respond in just a matter of minutes.

      I am not a person who grasps changes quickly; nevertheless, I am often awed by it. Five years ago I had not experienced the GPS. My son and I flew to Colorado (USA) and rented a car at the airport. He also rented a GPS for quick navigation about the city. It was not only a great time saver, but its features were a shock to me. My son, of course, was familiar with it. Now, I have one in my own car and cannot live without it.

      My new insurance company was able to access a view of my property while I was completing the paperwork. My agent mentioned a trampoline in my yard. I know that they can get printouts of satellite pictures, but I am not sure how much detail they are able to get from such a sky view. I am really not sure of the source of the picture.

      If citizens can access such unbelievable technology, amazement would be a very small reaction to what intelligence and other government agencies have access to. Sometimes I really do believe that they can see us through our computers and televisions.

      Thanks for sharing a hub that really makes me think and think again.

    • marwan asmar profile imageAUTHOR

      Marwan Asmar 

      7 years ago from Amman, Jordan

      Thanks James, its really nice to hear such a lovely comment, very touching.

    • James A Watkins profile image

      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      It is a small world after all. I am glad you are with us in the HubPages Community.

    • marwan asmar profile imageAUTHOR

      Marwan Asmar 

      7 years ago from Amman, Jordan

      And so am I. Cheers

    • breakfastpop profile image


      7 years ago

      HubPages is a community of talented and interesting people and I am very proud to be a member.

    • marwan asmar profile imageAUTHOR

      Marwan Asmar 

      7 years ago from Amman, Jordan

      Thank you all for your valuable comments. From Xstatic, No_Clue to suzettenaples, I really appreciate what you say and I am indebted to such worthy comments.

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      7 years ago

      Well said Marwan. This site is indeed very rewarding. This is a place where people, of different backgrounds, can exchange opposing ideas and enjoy the exchange itself while gaining a "friend". I consider myself fortunate to have the opportunity to exchange ideas with you. Thanks again Marwan.

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      Suzette Walker 

      7 years ago from Taos, NM

      Isn't this site amazing? We are connecting with people from all over the world through our writing and profiles, which many have avatars (as does mine) but I am enjoying every moment of it and every person I meet. Hello to Jordan! Well written hub and a joy to read.

    • No_Clue profile image


      7 years ago

      Excellent article! Im hooked! Thank you for the follow and it is an honor to respond in kind!

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      Jim Higgins 

      7 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Up all the way and shared as well. I am pleased to be following you. It is an amazing community here. To be able to write something and hav it read and commented on by people on the other side of the world, to have them say perhaps that what you have written touched them in some way is fantastic. To read so many good writers form so many different places is such an opportunity as well.


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