What does social media mean to me? In short, social media is everything to me. Even though I have only been involved with social media sites for about 6 years, I can barely remember the distant, analog past. My generation has long since evolved into a digitally integrated species. We eat, sleep and breath social media. I check my Facebook and Twitter EVERY single day. Without fail. It allows me to meet, connect and re-connect with friends and acquaintances. In fact, that’s what social media boils down to: connections. I crave connections. I think everyone does. Today, I can be connected with people from all around the world. It is an exciting feeling. It allows me to be a part of the pulse of the world at any given moment.
In addition to creating connections, I believe social media is an agent of progress. Social media encourages people to extend beyond their culture and experience the great diversity our world has to offer. While social media shows the ways in which people are different, it also shows that we are ALL human. I believe social media is helping to create a more tolerant and understanding world. Social media represents the future and what could be. So, what does social media mean to me? I believe social media is helping to create a brighter future.
Cliff, I like the idea of social media as an agent of progress. But how does it show that we all human? Isn’t it a little difficult to do this when it is technololgy?
Well, I think it is kind of like what we were talking about in class. It allows us to see people, as well as their likes, dislikes, hobbies, friends, connections and conversations. Even if they are half way around the world. So, while is doesn’t show that we are “human” in the crude sense of our physical bodies, it gives us an insight into the essence of humanity and being human.