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Then Web 2.0 came into my life. Until then, I'd just been coasting along with Web 1.0. To think I never would have embraced Web 2.0 if it hadn't been for a handful of dedicated bloggers and boosters. I resisted at first. Why get bogged down in another distraction, something that adds another layer of work to everyday life yet provides no tangible monetary or social benefits? But they showed me I was wrong, that my response was simply fear and a lack of understanding. So what if they were trying to make a quick buck convincing others that Web 2.0 was the answer to all their problems?
Thanks to a steady diet of Lolcat building and YouTube commenting, 95% of my cancer has been eradicated. An active Twitter life -- Ken is watching "House"; Ken is watching "Fringe"; Ken is watching "The Girl With Giant Legs" -- also added a full six inches to my stature.
Then came Facebook. Thanks to Facebook, I can now check my e-mail to find out that I've received a message, then go to FI'd love to say I took to Second Life like a duck to water, but a codger like me needs some practice in these brave new worlds. After two months of getting a hang of the controls, I was able to walk and sit and talk in Second Life almost as well as I do in dull real life. But Second Life allowed me to do so much more than the real world -- and I'm not just talking about mid-air hookups with hot virtua-chicks with feathers. In Second Life, I was an entrepreneur. I opened up a high-class fashion outlet and am now a virtual millionaire.acebook to read that message and reply to it there. Before I had to communicate via e-mail (or, worse, the phone). Thanks to Facebook, I overcame the cancer, shed the extra pounds and grew another six inches.
But I do know this. Until we both embraced the power of search, ours was a shadow of a marriage -- maybe one of those civil union things that politicians allow gays to participate in. After applying a little SEO to the marriage, it's been fireworks ever since. Remember that "Bob" guy from those Enzyte commercials? My smile is twice as big as his! (I'd tell you what widgets have done for us, but I'm trying to keep this PG-13.)