the world of social media

Alright, so I admit it…. I’m a little obsessed with social media. Not like, OMG-I-have-to-check-my-Facebook-every-hour-to-make-sure-someone-hasn’t-posted-and-I’ve-missed-it, but more like I’m interested in being in really keeping up with what’s fresh and new in the world of social media. I told someone the other day that my dream job was to be Director/Manager/ Boss of Social Media for a company or brand someday, which might not exist at many places now, but in the next few years my guess is that it will be a staple position.

With that being said, I’ve only dipped my toes in the water. I’ve only really skimmed the surface of what’s going on in this new world. I have to admit, while it is extremely exciting, it is also very,very scary. Today, while perusing Facebook’s blog looking for the explanation as to what will happen with Pages in the near future, I came across an announcement about what they call “Seamless Messaging.” If you haven’t read about it yet, you can get the facts here.To quote the post (written by Joel Seligstein):

“Today I’m excited to announce the next evolution of Messages. You decide how you want to talk to your friends: via SMS, chat, email or Messages. They will receive your message through whatever medium or device is convenient for them, and you can both have a conversation in real time.  You shouldn’t have to remember who prefers IM over email or worry about which technology to use.  Simply choose their name and type a message.

“I’m intensely jealous of the next generation who will have something like Facebook for their whole lives. They will have the conversational history with the people in their lives all the way back to the beginning: From “hey nice to meet you” to “do you want to get coffee sometime” to “our kids have soccer practice at 6 pm tonight.” That’s a really cool idea.”

I just want to make sure you caught that last part… they will have record of the conversational history.

Wow. I’ll give you a moment to soak that in before I continue.

I guess we’ve all at least semi-kept up with the situation in Egypt. I’m not really sure how it all came about Twitter? because it seems like it happened so fast (and I don’t watch the news).

But, it did come about fast. If you have the time, read this post. Interesting the way things have changed, huh? What used to take days, even weeks, now takes one instant to type up the words and hit enter.


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