In the past two years, my views on social media’s role in our lives have changed immensely. I started out as someone who believed that social media was a great tool to combat my shyness, and as a result, be able to speak from behind a keyboard to manage the leftover introversion I had from high school. As I became more experienced in the industry however, that mindset changed. That mindset set forth the belief that social networking should lead to real life networking.
The issue with social media today as I’ve explained multiple times in this blog is twofold: users simply do not find themselves understanding the consequences of abusing social media, and some individuals don’t find themselves accountable for their social media presence. There’s a lesser point that I haven’t mentioned, and it’s the foremost rule of social media, and that’s that social networking should lead to real life networking – that’s the personal side of social media.
Are you using your social media to turn your online relationships into offline relationships?
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