Over the past few years we have seen numerous types of social networks being created and utilized by millions of people worldwide. Technologies are constantly being updated and replaced and our knowledge is being outdated at an alarming rate. It is our responsibility to become familiar with modern technologies and networking tools to give our generation the best possible chance at success. Times have changed drastically in the past twenty years due to technology. Technology now allows us to contact or find anything in the world at our fingertips. Modern computers and smart phones perform unbelievable tasks that were unheard of just a few years ago. The constant development of programs and software allow people, communities, businesses and much more to function more successful and efficient.
Knowing how to use social networking tools such as facebook are a necessity in today's world. It not only gives you an advantage over those who don't know how to use it but also creates a network of people for you communicate with. Now more than ever it is important to know people. Building a personal network is very important today especially in the business world. The more people you know the more you have to offer to a larger amount of people. Today, we achieve success by bringing value to others and standing by our principals. Knowing how to use social networking tools will help you expand your network and enter places you didn't think possibly.
We all need to take advantage of the technologies we are given. We are fortunate enough to live in a country where we have access to just about anything. The majority of us have the ability to overcome the technological divide. Our generation is going to become more dependent on technologies than our parents and we must start to utilize what is available to us now. The more we know the more value we bring which in returns allows you the opportunity to be successful.
This past Monday December 6, 2010 the New England Patriots and the New York Jets faced off in a battle of the AFC Division leaders. The hype behind the game was tremendous as predicted but the score was nowhere near. Both teams were tied for the division lead at 9-2 and the rivalry between the two teams was at an all time high. Since the hit HBO show Hard knocks the Jets have been recognized as a powerhouse not just in the AFC but the NFL. Since this past Monday they have held that reputation. The bad boys in New York were out for blood this season and have performed likewise.
On Monday, the New York Jets were anything but a powerhouse and found out that life is full of hard knocks. The 45-3 loss to the rival New England Patriots was embarrassing to watch. Granted that any given Sunday anything can happen on the grid iron, the Jets did not play like a 9-2 team or even a division contender. Mark Sanchez was 17/33 with 164 yards, no TDs and 3 Interceptions. Meanwhile, Tom Brady was 21/29 with 326 yards and 4 TDs. The Jets are a good team with a good quarterback but the Patriots are a great team with possibly the greatest quarterback in the game. A team is only as good as it's leaders and the Patriots may be lacking veterans but where they lack they make up with in Tom Brady.
Many projected the Jets to be better than the Patriots during pre-season polls because they have traded away all their talent for young, up and coming prospects, which in return, have been the main factor in the success of the Patriots this season. With pick-ups like Danny Woodhead, Jeremy Hernandez, Ben-Jarvis Green-Ellis and many other young talents, the Patriots have silenced the critics and proved their value on the field. The reason why the Patriots are and will continue to be successful is due to the leadership and discipline of everyone on the team. They don't buy into the hype and stick to business. They have one common goal among them, a Championship.
This may be the most anticipated return home for any athlete in the history of sports. The return of Lebron James to Cleavland has been building up since there has been rumor of him leaving the Cavilers after last season. Tonight at 8pm Lebrons new team the Miami Heat will face the Cleavland Cavilers in Cleavland. Lebron will receive anything but a warm welcome back from his former followers. During my life of watching and playing sports I have never seen anyone do what James did to the Cavilers. If it wasn't bad enough that James couldn't bring a championship to Ohio but to nationally televise "The Decision" of where he will play next is a slap in the face to the fans and organization. It shows what little respect James has for his former team.
If it wasn't bad enough he had to be in the spotlight to announce his decision for this NBA season, the way he handled the criticism after the decision is mind boggling. Instead of addressing the public James and Nike put out an ad to answer for James.
Don't get me wrong, Lebron is one of the best players to ever play the game but his ability to not win championships puts him in a lesser light. In defense of James, he came into the league at 18 years old. Most kids are still in high school dealing with girl problems and homework. James has lived a very stressful life filled with the highest expectations put on him by his followers. We are the ones who started comparing him to Michael Jordan and when he doesn't perform to expectation we don't hesitate to criticize. Ultimately, his decision to play for another team isn't what tainted his reputation in Cleavland rather how he went about his departure. Lebron will go down as one of the best and maybe the greatest if he can bring home some rings.