Monday, October 12, 2009
Human in Social Media
I've been thinking lately about the human factor in Social Media a lot. Why is Social Media a huge success? Why more and more people are signing up those social networking and other sharing sites? That is because since we are human we need to interact, we need to socialize and we need some place that we can be just ourselves. We now need each other more than ever :) It's true that for a long time we have been building walls around us not letting many people in. We always keep an arm distance. Because we do not trust each other anymore, we are scared and this fear leads us to being left all alone. Even though while we're networking in those meetings, we are not really ourselves, we mostly pretend a person that we want to be.
Now that we have Twitter, Facebook and others, socializing has become easier. We mutually introduce ourselves and instantly we drop our shields and we start sharing, laughing and trusting eachother again. Look around you. Nothing is the same anymore. We used to love and respect one another. We need to gain our values back, because that is what makes us different. Don't you agree?