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For years and years to come, generations will continue to immerse themselves in social media. If I have learned one thing from using social media it has taught me to be a nomad. Through social media…
We have been taught to continually explore.
Without getting lost.
We have been taught that if we get lost, we must venture back to the masses.
Social media has taught us to engage, learn and share information in our relative communities.
That said, I believe this nomadic idea or approach we have in our respective social networks is evolving. Users are beginning to recognize that it is okay to be part of a unique social network, where they can truly engage with people they share common interests with. I’m not disregarding the great impact the Walmart of social media, Facebook, has had in our society, however I am encouraging people to do their own research – experimental research and become a social media nomad – not a nomad in a singular
If I wanted an eloquently-nothing-is-actually-being-said fact or statistic about what the next social media trend is I would always be waiting around for the next new thing (and, could easily Google it). News flash: If you’re always waiting around for the next new thing, you will always be waiting around. In a fast-paced, real-time society like ours, we shouldn’t be waiting around for the next big thing, rather investing time in the social networks we find valuable – the social networks that actually get our blood pumping and our tails wagging.
Don’t be a social medium nomad, be a social media nomad. Challenge yourself to join a social networks that are of interest to you – not because they are trendy, but because it makes sense to you, the user. I believe 2011 will bring more interest-focused social networks, which will further engage people with others who share similar interests. Once we come to grips with being a social media nomad, a constant traveler and seeker of the most practical social media tool(s), will we then become more engaged.