February 24, 2012 7 Comments
This is Part 1 in a three-part series on social media usage. Click here to read Part 2 on the personal effects of social media. Click here to read Part 3 on the impact of social media on interpersonal relationships.
Social media is a fantastic new medium for communication. It connects people from all over the world almost instantaneously and allows them to share their passions with each other. I readily admit that I’m a social media nerd. It’s been incredible to see how sites like Facebook and Twitter have transformed the way that business is done, relationships are conducted, information is shared, TV is watched, and music is listened to. Whether you think this change is good or bad, it’s happening and it’s happening fast.
While I am a big advocate of using social media, I often wonder, “Is it making us less social in real life?” Are we getting so used to instant communication and virtual relationships that we are having a hard time interacting with real people?
Allow me to illustrate: Read more of this post