My last post regarding Kathy Sierra was a bummer. Luckily for us—there is a lot of fun stuff happening within the boundaries of emerging media which demonstrates our finer qualities as human beings. Last night I changed my photo into a Koala in response to Scoble, Winer and Rubel changing their Twitter photos to birds. Why should birds have all the fun I thought? So, I went Marsupial as did a bunch of friends. It was Marsupial Madness.
We all had a good laugh. Its was fun to see folks like Steve Rubel play along. That's one of the things I like the most about the new social spaces. We can explore, play, experiment and laugh with each other and at ourselves. The picture that goes with this post isn't about Twitter. It's about grown people acting like little kids—but in a really good way. Personally, I think we have a lot to learn from kids and most of us have probably forgotten what it feels like to play. We're all too busy working, and trying to get ahead. Even if it involves stepping on others in order to do so.
Yes, life has an ugly side and technology can sometimes intensify that. But if we don't take ourselves too seriously, if we try to treat each other well—then maybe we can have a little fun with all this and nobody will get hurt.
Wishful thinking I know, but hey—I'm in a Marsupial kind of mood.