Then in 2008, loaded with a college degree in Communications, I discovered a another neato website ~ ya tweeted there. It was a bit odd, because you were limited. For someone like myself, who loves talking and communicating, it was a bit perplexing at first. My first tweet?
I have become a wandering nomad in a couple of G+reat communities. Travelling throughout the entire world, my voyeuristic self reads about how a particular 'locals' café was a better stop than the one denoted on the tour from the cruise ship company. Even better, there are amazing candid photos with the article, and now, I am a world traveler. Truly, I can arrive at one of these destinations now and know where I am, having already seen the virtual copy. It's another layer of tourism that I look to explore. This place isn't 'dead social media walking', it's alive to those of us who use it and communicate through it.
That same site also gives me some fantastic infographics (I L O V E infographics) and great articles that are shared out there on everything from science, tech, psychology, business, marketing and public relations ~ well, ok, those are the ones that I personally like to read. I L O V E to read as well.
Some newer sites have sprung up, and I gleefully jump in, knowing that the early adaptor phase is really like a first date. Awkward, sometimes not really able to see the full picture of potential, or the pitfalls of the relationship that is about to occur. Both the user and the platform, sometimes intentionally, other times not, hiding, shy, not quite relaxed and being our 'natural selves'. I am good with that. The adrenaline rush I get makes up for it, and the exploration of the platform is another layer of learning that I gladly welcome. Just because I use social media doesn't necessarily mean that I am an 'instant gratification' kinda gal.
Keep bringing it, invite away. After all, I am a true communication theorist. I delight in all venues that allow human beings to bring their own unique perspective to this vast world of ours. The vastness of this world that is made a little bit smaller, a little more human, by social media.