Sorry Kim Possible, you can now snap me, tweet me, if you wanna reach me!
We’ve come a long way from dial up internet, the you’ve got mail bing and AOL instant messenger. We no longer have to buy a postage stamp to send pictures to friends or families; write letters to companies to give feedback to their product or service. We can log onto the web on our phones, send pictures via Snapchat and Instagram, and send messages via Twitter and Facebook.
We can even communicate with companies through their Twitter pages and corporate blogs. Because of the constant expansion of social media as a two way communication, companies are creating new positions solely dedicated to social media! Take Taco Bells Twitter page, for example; it’s constantly communicating with consumers- sharing funny stories , talking about new menu items and just being down right entertaining. Social media is now another outlet for advertising for companies; another means of exposure- good and bad. Unfortunately for most companies, they don’t have an online reputation like that of Taco Bells. Word of mouth spreads at the speed of light, thanks to social media. If a company isn’t aware of the effect social media can have on their reputation, they might make a mistake similar to FAFSA’s twitter mishap. Insensitivity, ignorance and stupidity is not tolerated by social media users today. It only takes one tweet, one Instagram picture or one Facebook post to damage your online reputation- corporate or individual.
Social media is an integral part of my life, and I’m not afraid to admit it. I have multiple accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Snapchat and now a blog! I check these accounts daily and I have an app for each of them on all my devices. As an individual, social media has given me the opportunity to maintain relationships, create new ones and keep up with the ever changing society around me. Professionally, I’ve learned so much about my interests through social media, as well as joined numerous networks that will help me improve throughout the various aspects of my career. Social media will continue to be a part of my individual and professional life. I see myself continuing to update my various outlets, and create new interactions that interest me, such as this blog.
I plan on using this blog as an outlet to share my obsessions with whomever is interested. I want to have an active audience that is eager to share their thoughts, ideas and obsessions. I don’t want it to be all about me, because after all, social media is all about two-way communication.
Enough chatting from me. How do you feel about social media? Are you obsessed? I ‘d love to know- leave a comment below!
Talk to you later,