It is Me the social media, you can find me everywhere around the world, just use me to express your ideas and news to yours friend and other people all around the world. With the following tools, I can make our life more easier. As a blogger this is my view of the social media.
According to Wright and Hinson (2009), social media is part of globalization, social media includes Facebook, twitter, blogs, forums, message boards, photo sharing, podcasts, RSS (really simple syndication), search engine marketing, video sharing, Wikis, social networks, professional networks, and micro-blogging sites. In fact, the widespread use of social media has fundamentally changed how people communicate and share information.
Around the world, billions of us use social media each day, and that number just continues developing. Truth be told, it’s assessed that by 2018, 2.44 billion people will be utilizing social networks. We utilize it for all aspects of our lives, in our own connections, for amusement, at work and in our studies. To place it into some connection, consistently we by and large send more than 30 million messages on Facebook and very nearly 350,000 tweets.
Our developing adoration for social media is not simply changing the way we impart, it’s changing the way we work together, the way we are represented, and the way we live in the public eye.
Social media has shifted human communication toward the visual at the expense of text and voice. Now a photo, or emoji, can become the core of our conversation. This benefits people who are not confident in their communication skills, as we can now simply communicate with pictures and images. Visual communication also helps maintains daily intimacy between family members separated by great distances.
Blogs, for example, are increasing in popularity because they give independence from traditional editors and media gate keeping, says (Pavlik, 2007). The use of blogs as a means to gather information is increasing as well as posting of blogs to better position oneself in the eyes of the public. In the past, public relations practitioners were responsible for packaging content and the distributing it to the media in hopes of being published. Today, practitioners are still responsible for packaging the content, however, they are now able to publish the content themselves through blogs, social networks and other online media outlets.
Social media is not just a technology for communicating or entertainment. It’s now an online “home.” For some people living away from their family, it can become the main place they live, where they spend most of their time. When people are far apart, they are able to recreate the sense of proximity of living together in the same home. For example right now I am in South Africa but I can communicate with my parents in Ivory Coast using Skype, Facebook, We chat, Tango, Twitter and so on. I even have up date on every news that happen there.
Social media have broken the barriers when it comes to communicating and we are spoilt for choice when it comes to ways of getting in contact with someone.
Today, if you can’t reach someone on the phone, you can leave a voice mail or send a text. Or even better, tweet, Facebook message, or touch base in other ways. We have the ability to see what others are doing, often within seconds of them doing it.
Social media search functions also make it easier if we want to track someone down who we are looking for or may have lost touch with. There are seemingly endless sources we can search to access the information we need.