Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Thoughts on Social Media

Every morning, when the alarm clock goes off I automatically roll over, grab my phone and check Facebook...  I do this for two reasons, it helps my brain wake up and I want to know what everybody else has been doing while I was sleeping away my night. It sounds like I am addicted to Facebook and that is simply because I am. Facebook has opened up a whole new world to me, one that I enjoy every day.  I have formed many relationships, planned lots of great parties and met long lost family members through this amazing social media service.  There is much more to social media then just Facebook, of course.   There are many tools that we have at our fingertips (literally) and each one of them has empowered the world to communicate on astonishing levels.  There are always negative sides to everything in life and naturally there are cons to social media but I won’t indulge in those, just simply stating that I am aware.  Therefore if there was a vote on social media, fan or foe? I am a fan. J  

 “Today is a new day, today is a day of difference and a day to take charge and explore new ideas.”

Social Media: A fad or a revolution?

Crocks, Crackle Nail Polish, Foxtails, Nerd Glasses, Silly Bands, etc.  …. these are known as the fads of 2011.  Facebook, Twitter, MySpace… these are some of the tools of social media, and yes, these may change. They may come out with an “iBook” one day and that may be the next best social media tool but looking at what social media truly is; the context, the conversations, the ability to reach across the globe and pluck out information; this is a revolution.  Social media is on the rise, from business to relationships and everything in between.  We are in the midst of a world that has discovered the ability to change communication as we have known it.  The world is forever changing, we are not about sticking to our past, we hold traditions; yes, but we are more focused on making new ones.  We do not want to rewind, take a step back when a breakthrough has occurred, such as social media, this will not be thrown to “the back seat” to find the next interesting idea. Social Media is a stepping stone into the future.