Ah, the question of the hour, Is Social Media changing the way we live? Is it changing the way we purchase products, the way we advertise, the way we find the things we need and the way we spend our time?
In my personal journey, I would have to say Yes! In just a short time, my family and I have expanded our lives into Facebook; we’ve purchased the last 3 or 4 books at Amazon and we spend a great deal more time on the computers than we watch television. All three of my children (21, 15 and 11 years) are constantly debating which of them get a turn on the computer. They know better than to ‘touch’ mommy’s computer as that is for her ‘work’. As a Virtual Assistant, I have been suddenly immersed in social media and have found it to be such a joy.
There are many areas that social media affects folks’ lives, but one especially cool way, I think, is when it brings attention to things. For instance, here is a link from msnbc that talks about travel and social media. They address the wonderful aspects of bringing issues to the attention of folks in the travel industry. Twitter is great for this as when anything happens, it is immediately sent out in a tweet. Information flows rapidly at Twitter.
I ask you – Is it changing the way your family and you live? Do you watch less TV? Do you spend more time on the computer? Do you order / shop online more? Tell me ! `Anita