The Times They Are A-Changin’

Getting the word out these days does not require a publicist to prepare a press release. It simply requires a little tweet. If you want something known, all you have to do is put together a brief sentence or two – maximum of 140 characters – and click. Poof! The information is now available around the world.

This struck home to me this morning when I read a tweet from my friend Jay Osmond who announced via Twitter that he just got married. By the way, congratulation Jay and Karen.

 In the “old” days, Jay would have had his publicist prepare a press release. That release would be sent out to publications or outlets. Then information might have been printed in that publication or outlet, thus trickling out to the public. 

Now all he did was tweet “I'm pleased to announce that Karen Randall & I were married last evening! We r the 2 luckiest people in the world!” Again, congrats to the new couple. 

With new media, the times they are a-changin’.

I have another friend whose daughter is about to go off to college. She is into the creative arts, however with the way of the world, she is looking for a career that will not be obsolete and also be “recession proof.” So she is considering pharmacology. After all, we all need our meds at some time or another. Her heart is in the arts, yet she knows that stability in the future is important.

The times they are a-changin’.

The world is changing faster than ever. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Do you yearn for the good old days? Or do you embrace all the new technology and changes? I never wore a helmet to ride my bike. I wasn’t worried about being kidnapped. I knew not to talk to or take candy from strangers. But today’s children are under attack from all sides. 

With print publications dying out one after another, and with all the changes in the world with the aging population, technology booming, and political strife, this is a very different world than it was even ten years ago.

The times they are a-changin’.

Congratulations to Jay and Karen, good luck to Camille, and thank you Bob Dylan for your lyrics. The times, they are indeed, a-changin’.