4 thoughts on “Social Media is changing us”

  1. It’s all about the people. This is true of many meaningful pursuits.

    When I worked for the local newspaper, the best part was making connections with people. I’ve heard many others say on leaving a job that they won’t miss the work, but will miss the people they connected with.

    When I joined a professional group, other members told me the best part was the people I would meet and become friends with. They were right.

    When I ran for elected office, the best part was the wonderful people I met. I’ve heard many, many politicians say the same at the end of their own campaigns.

    How has social media changed my life? It’s all about the people I have met and connected with.

  2. Yes. In my business, it has transformed technology, the media, and the tools we use to communicate. I am in tech PR, so we have clients in the space, others who use the tools, bloggers and other social media users that are part of our new audience, and of course we blog, podcast, Twitter and Facebook ourselves.

    Personally, it has made me a better networker and communicator, simply by being constantly plugged in, and finding a new community of like-minded communicators,

    So, yes.

  3. Thanks for your comments Becky and Doug.

    Becky, I agree and to me, one of the greatest ironies found online is that it’s now potentially easier for people to socialize and stay connected with a greater number of people while sitting at home in their basement than it’d be for them to do in the ‘real world’.

    And I don’t mean that as a criticism. It’s one of the reasons I love the Internet!

  4. Doug,

    You’ve touched on one of my favourite aspects of social media.

    It doesn’t matter how long I do this, it never ceases to amaze me how easily I can now find like-minded communicators, industry leaders and end users.

    And then hold a conversation with them all while sitting in my office in Barrie, Ontario (not exactly the tech capital of Canada)!

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