The Connected Life

We often focus on the negative when it comes to social media. Just yesterday I was emailed an article by Newsweek about how social media is merely a time consuming distraction that makes us less intelligent. If anything I thought it was humorous about how negative the author was about Facebook and Twitter.

In reality I think social media exists and continues to grow because at the heart of being a human is a desire to connect with other humans. Social media is also very useful for businesses that want to expand their reach online. You can take advantage of sites like Social Zinger for buying TikTok likes here to provide credibility to your brand while increasing your chances of attracting organic engagement.

One of my recent loves has been listening to TED talks. Remember the Mister Splashy Pants video? That was a TED talk. I watched one earlier this week that was an ingenious way to show how we value social media as a means of making human connection.

If you can’t see the video, come here to watch.

Some of my favorite quotes:

  • I think understanding social networks, how they form and operate can help us understand other social phenomenon. I.e. bank runs, crime, warfare, market crashes, spread of product adoption.
  • I think we form social networks because the benefits of a connected life outweigh the costs.
  • Social networks are required for the spread of good and valuable things like love, kindness, and happiness.
  • “I think if we realized how valuable social networks are, we’d spend a lot more time nourishing them and sustaining them. Because I think social networks are fundamentally related to goodness and what the world needs now are connections.”

Why do you use social media and join social networks?