Thursday, September 10, 2009

Socialnomics 101

I started this blog in January of 2008 for fun. And it has been fun… making new friends, writing, sharing life with an extended group. In April of this year, I started working with Wendi McNeil, a coach with CharliJane Speaker Services and she told me it was essential to join the Social Media sites; FaceBook and Twitter for starters (I’m on LinkedIn now too.) I reluctantly followed her advice, as I really didn't understand the value and figured I was already online enough.

It’s been interesting and some days I think we all feel we need to disconnect and unplug to avoid overload. However, I find this fact filled video speaks the truth with the proclamation “Social media isn’t a fad. It’s a fundamental shift in the way we communicate.”


I think bloggers have led the way, don’t you? We have it all, product recommendations, content, relationship…

I’ll leave you with a recommendation… I’m totally biased but you can see for yourself that my daughter is a gifted baby & children’s photographer. She just launched her website this week. Jessica Hays Photography is for the lucky moms in the Sarasota area.

P.S. I'm BeverlySpeaks on Twitter and Find Me on Facebook!

9 comments:

Kelly Combs said...

I'm on my laptop, so will watch the video when I'm on my home PC (high speed), but I do believe that twitter/facebook are a wave of the future. I'm riding it!!

My ADHD Me said...

WOW! Even though I often post clips that are over 3 or 4 minutes long, I sometimes only reluctantly watch them. This one flew by! Very interesting. I blog and sometimes remember to check my email but that is all. I tried twitter but never got into it and don't have a facebook or my space page. I better catch up. Also, I guess I better update my phone as I don't use the web on it and have limited text.

This was really very informative.
And fun to watch. Now I'm going to check out your daughter's website!

Have a great day!

Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

Wow! Fascinating information.

Your daughter's website is gorgeous!

My ADHD Me said...

Her work is beautiful!

Protege said...

I agree, one has to follow the technology in order not to stay behind.
Very interesting post.

2Thinks said...

I do believe this post has inspired mine for today. I'm going back home to write it. You are right about the wave of the future. Probably get on board and ride or sink.

sara said...

Your daughter's photography is beautiful!!!! wow!

Greg C said...

I'm riding that wave too but I don't know where we are all heading. Surf's up!!

Sue J. said...

I'm reluctant to accept the way communication is going, even as I'm going right with it! You don't have a choice, really. If you don't keep up, you may well fall off.

The problem is that there are still absolutely times when face-to-face works like nothing else. I don't think we should ever be reluctant to get together for face time and talk!

Your daughter's work is really incredible. I hope a lot of folks find her site and that she has a blast with it all. Her passion really shines!