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Social Media and Ignorance

Social Media and Ignorance

October 26, 2012 3:00 am5 comments

So what is social media…really?

People try to make it so complicated. Like it’s some sort of new thing that we’ve never heard of before. Like Twitter is complex and completely out of their league or realm of expertise.

Maybe I’m bias because I thrive with learning new things. It irritates me when poeple won’t see things in a different light. I understand having a position, believe me, I do on many things. But not wanting the learn the other side of things makes you, by definition, ignorant.

Social media is not complex. It’s not confusing. It’s just a new way to communicate.

That’s all.

So what do I say when people ask me what social media is…or say “I just don’t get Twitter (Facebook, etc)?”

Social media is just communication. You just did it.

Am I wrong?

By the way, I’m not saying you’re ignorant. Or that you are some type of inferior person because you don’t use it. Just don’t knock it because it is is a new way of communicating that’s not going out of style.

P.S. You might want to watch the video Social Media Revolution.

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  • http://danblackonleadership.com/ Dan Black

    You hit the nail on the head bro! Great post.

    • http://JaredLatigo.com/ Jared Latigo

      :D Thanks. Was hoping it wasn’t too blunt.

      • http://danblackonleadership.com/ Dan Black

        Nope it was good.

  • http://www.brandongilliland.com/ Brandon Gilliland

    Great post! I have been on twitter for about 4 months now, and I have connected with many people. I think it is great! In fact, that is how I found your website.
    I have heard so many people say, “I just don’t get Twitter, Instagram, etc.” If it is used the right way, it can be a great tool.

    • http://JaredLatigo.com/ Jared Latigo

      Precisely. :D