One of my friends and mentors and I are planning on writing a book this summer about young adults. He is the head guy of the organization and I am more interested in writing and helping out people my own age discover themselves and the world around them.
This morning I tried to start a trending topic on Twitter with the hashtag of #mikefriesenscandal. With everything that is going on with Congressman Wiener and the pictures of his junk that he spread via Twitter, I wanted to see how much energy and resources it would take to get there. As well, what are people looking for with their use of social media.
The more time I spend on Social Media I am learning more and more that some people are looking at social media for several routes. Some people are looking for community. In such a fast pace society, social engines like facebook and twitter are great ways to connect quickly with people who we might not normally get to engage with. It’s also a way to engage with others who we might not normally meet. For others, it is a great way to connect with resources that might not be available to us. It’s a quick news feed. We can find job resources. We can connect with businesses. We can see into what celebrity’s do with their day-to-day lives. For others, it is an entrepreneurial investment where they can gain a clientele, a following or some form of audience.
Social Media is a powerful outlet.
For the 30 people who unfollowed me today on Twitter, if you read this, I’m sorry that my filled up your feed. If you are offended, I will personally apologize.
For the hundreds and potentially thousands of responses I got today, I want to thank you for revealing to me the power of social media.
More important than any of this, I am interested in why you use social media. Why is it important to you? How does it shape your life? What does social media have to offer to society?