Social Networking Sites

Well, for me, it is amazing when I find my daughter coming to me with a request to watch a YouTube video because it is about World Hunger.  Together we watched it – A Billion for A Billion – It was really cool to see her have information to give me on the internet.  The totally amazing part  (To Me) was that this video contained all this information about our growing social networks, you know, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, & LinkedIn, just to name a few of them.

As a new Virtual Assistant,  (or Virtual Angel, as my fairy of a boss calls me), I have immersed myself into the world of social networking.  Now, I am watching this video where I think that Hannah and I are going to see hungry children, and we do, but,  in addition they supply us with information on the fast growing social network. 

In this wonderful donation request for the World Food Programme, they also inform us – In 60 seconds,

  •   83,273 Facebook friends will Log-in!  
  •    2,083 Tweets will go out on Twitter

  This is an amazing concept – that many people in the world – on together , but more than that – they are on Social Networks.  LinkedIn is becoming fast the first place that Employers check to find a new staff member.  Of course, let us not leave out the MySpace, Perfect Networkers, and the list goes on and on.

I cannot imagine how involved in the web my daughter will be as she gets older.  If the social networks are this busy now,  it just boggles the mind to imagine in a month, a year, 5 years, 10 years, and I cannot even wrap my mind around longer than that.  My 11 year old can already work her way around the web with more ease than I can.  She even has her own Gaia and Mixpod accounts which are similar to Facebook and YouTube, but for kids.

What part of your life has social networking cropped up that you were not expecting it?  Where have you discovered the facts and the benefits of the Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn networks?  I am always here looking forward to your input.

Comments

  1. Anita – wow, I’m glad you shared this video. I’m going to do a blog post on this now too…..(of course will link back to you!)

  2. Thanks Michelle!

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