My first rambling…

This is my first blog post for the Social Media Driving Licence, week 2.  The above image represents my current views on social media: a bright and intricate collection of channels.

Part of this week’s tasks was to list my personal pros and cons of social media, so here they are:

Pros:

  • Re-connect with lost friends
  • Communicate and share with family
  • Share stories and achievements
  • Narrow the physical gap with family – feel closer
  • Instant communication – faster than email
  • Find product/place reviews
  • Discover new content, tools
  • Get advice
  • Entertaining
  • Awareness of what’s happening in the world
  • Support social campaigns
  • Professional development and networking
  • Educational

Cons:

  • Overwhelming – huge amounts of information
  • Time consuming – managing different tools, testing new tools and finding the right one to use
  • New tools all the time!
  • Addictive
  • Reliance on social media
  • Parental controls
  • Exposure – can’t delete or undo
Image credit:  Mwezibou via Flickr Creative Commons
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About cluna2014

Library Assistant at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.

3 responses to “My first rambling…”

  1. angefitzpatrick says :

    I like the bright and intricate channels, much better than: the internet is a series of tubes with cats in! http://weknowawesome.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/funny-pictures-the-internet-is-a-series-of-tubes.jpg

  2. cluna2014 says :

    I might be missing something big there, but I’ve never been a fan of internet cats! Forgive me if I’m wrong …

  3. jkershaw2014 says :

    Love the rich colourful image – full of possibilities…

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