I was talking with Josh today and we discussed the realm of social media and the fact many find it overwhelming. Then we came up with a single question that could give people an interesting way to research Social media, a question that could make navigating through all the sites much more interesting. How can Social media improve your life? (The answer to a more obvious question Can Social Media improve your life will be inadvertently answered.) Assuming you are optimistic about the potential of social media, read on.
You’re a school history teacher. You get up in the morning at about 6am. You shower, change, eat breakfast, look over some notes and catch the train into school. Do you stop to buy a paper and catch up on the news? Do you fall asleep on the train or read a book?
When you get to your desk do you make a cup of coffee and stare at your desk before leaving to your first class or do you switch on your computer and read up on the various news feeds coming through? Do you browse over some articles on relevant subjects on your favourite history blogs? Do you converse with fellow history teachers on such a blog and learn new and interesting ways of dazzling your students with facts and figures on Napoleon?
Maybe Social Media wouldn’t seem so overwhelming if it was seen as merely another tool? Another way of communicating with a larger community in order to advance your career, social life, knowledge of a work or hobby related subject. We would like to find out how others use social media to better their lives maybe this will inspire people who are afraid to sign up to sites and explore the possibilities?
How can social media improve your life if you’re a:
– HR manager
– Marketing manager