When will it all end?
It would seem we are running a race in the world of social media. The term “The one with the most toys wins” comes to mind. Everywhere you turn someone is trying to be the connector of all. New platforms saying they can get you what you need & help you find all the answers. It is almost like they are here to day & gone tomorrow. With so much to be a part of where will it all end? I say we are on the road back to the “face to face” idea. That’s what will matter in the future. Seeing the person via some sort of technology is happening as we speak. Webinars, Face time on smart phones & platforms like skype are taking us in this direction. Pinterest is taking over just because our nation is a visual nation. We want the experience of what is happening. You could say the next big idea will be the “holodeck from “Star Trek” it will be completely interactive just like the show. It is just amazing how far we have gone but yet how far we have to go.
Think about this: How many platforms can you be on & be completely effective with all the folks you connect too? Your lucky if you can do it with 2 & if you are on more than that then you need a team. To have real relationships it requires you to go beyond the simple “I like your status” or a comment once in a while. In order to really go the distance you need to meet face to face & know the person your connecting to. The Internet & Social media has made our world very small at this point. Taking the extra step & making your connection personal will be how you win this race.
You can see everything & I mean everything. Innocents lost you could say. You really have to be careful on where you spend your time & what you do in those moments. Don’t get sucked in by platforms that are nothing more than a place to put your name & emails that fill your inbox you will never read. Joining groups is a good idea but only if you manage them. Don’t join more than you can keep up with! Time is money & all these platforms can & will steal it from you.
We are all using social media to connect, advertise, inform & have fun. Our need to feel a part is taken care of in the idea. The virtual world offers on going interaction & for some a way to feel normal. Of course it also offers a way to reinvent yourself as well. I think it’s funny as how folks get upset when platforms change the way things are done. They act like it’s public domain & forget we are guests on these platforms. You are giving them your personal information thinking they can’t use it. When in fact when you signed up you agreed to their terms. In most cases you didn’t even think to read the fine print. Let’s be clear about this the future of how we interact will change our lives on & off the grid. We just need to be in our right minds as we look at these ideas.
Where will it all end? That is a great question but to answer it with a simple explanation no one can do. I think part of that answer is where are our limitations? How much information can you really process & remember over time? I think for me the answer is when I lose interest & it’s stop making me money.