Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach that person to use the Internet and they won’t bother you for weeks.
Most of us are struggling to understand the significance of social media and how best to use it for our own purposes. Blogging I understand; I enjoy writing blogs and reading well written interesting blogs. For me, the jury is still out on Twitter and Facebook. I use Facebook to basically stalk my kids and see what they are up to. Facebook just feels too invasive for me to trust. I get Twitter but I’m not into small talk and prefer to use my time in other ways. The bottom line is I’m probably too introverted to take full advantage of what social media has to offer. If you really want to understand the history, power and significance of social media, then Clay Shirky is your man. He is absolutely brilliant. I’ve provided a link to one of his TED talks and recommend that you check him out.