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How do YOU see social media? April 20, 2010

Filed under: PRCA 3030 — eroche1 @ 5:55 am

After reviewing a list of 20 definitions of social media in 140 characters or less there were three that stuck out to me. These are the ones that I will review and share why…

  • @trevoryoung Social media is a catalyst for change – change in the way we connect with each other, change in the way businesses communicate with the world*

Social media is indeed changing the world one key stroke at a time. It is changing the way people act and do business every day. People can communicate with people that they have not talked to in ages or even communicate with people that they have never met and share the same interests. Not only is it changing the way people communicate with technology, but even the way people communicate in daily conversation. People cannot conversant without some conversation about a social media network. Believe me I have tried it and it is extremely hard not to talk about a social media network. They have been a new way of expanding our knowledge of all sorts, about people, businesses, and technology.

  • @EmilyCagle Adapt, answer, broadcast, collaborate, communicate, connect, create, engage, follow, lead, learn, listen, question, share

This definition was interesting to me because it was a different approach to defining the concept. A person must adapt to social media. They must answer to other on social media while broadcasting themselves. Social media creates a link for people to collaborate with one another, connect, with one another, and communicate with one another. It is engaging and it creates a position for people to lead as well as follow. People can listen and question while they share information in a different way that is new for everyone. Social media has in deed opened many doors and opportunities to do all of these words used.

  • @swonderlin Social media is a revolutionary tool – bringing thoughts & ideas together from every corner of the world and in all facets

Social media has in fact revolutionized the way people live their lives. It also has helped people connect that have not spoken in years no matter where they are in the world. I have not really thought of how worldly social media is, but it is in fact a worldly revolutionary way of communication.

  • My own definition of social media in the 140 characters would have to be: “Changing the way we think, communicate, and even the world one key stroke at a time.”
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4 Responses to “How do YOU see social media?”

  1. Jessica Cameron Says:

    I really like your definition of social media. Social media really is changing the world each time a person uses it out in the internet world. Even since last year, social media has changed how we do things. Do you remember when Facebook first caught on you could only have one picture of yourself and there wasn’t a whole lot to do? I do! Wow has it evolved! Wonder what it will be like 3 years from now? Social media has even changed how we apply for jobs and internships. Now, most companies like you to send your resume through e-mail or submit it through a website! It’s so crazy!

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  3. meghanlane Says:

    Hey Emily,
    I really enjoyed reading the social media definition that stuck out to you and your own definition. I liked how you said that everything was changing one key stroke at a time. This is really true. I think that social media has and will continue to change the world around us, especially the field of communication. Within this field I think that particularly the public relations way of communicating with both their clients, their audience, and with each other will continue to evolve thanks to social media networks. I’m glad that we have a better understanding of how these work.
    -Meghan

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