Do you agree?
With my new-found Twitter account (after years of stubbornly refusing to give in), @ErnestReeb is now a place for me to share information I find interesting or useful. My question to you; do you care? In the world of Social Media, are we overloaded with ‘useful’ information? Is it overdone? Is it just another venue for advertisement?
In my observation, the world of social media — now wonderfully interconnected with pictures (#Instagram), text messages (#Twitter), videos (#YouTube), personal history (#Facebook), live trending (#Pinterest), and career networking (#LinkedIn) — means different things to different people. Some welcome the opportunity to iterate every second of their lives. Some take the chance to retaliate against a company they feel cheated them out of a quality product or customer service experience. Some seem to use it for illustrative purpose, exposing the extent of their mindshare on a particular topic. Still others seem to enjoy social media channels more voyeuristically – appreciating the opportunity to candidly stay updated on endless current trends and events without actively participating.
Take a second – think about your answers to these questions; post a reply if you like:
How do you use social media? …what channels?
Do you think social media brings us closer together…or further apart?
*Do these tools help to create a more sustainable society…or less?
Could social media channels be more useful?