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Social media power unleashed to a new level

Over the years the way communication works has changed dramatically. The times when there was no other options to comminicate long distance but the “snail mail” people used to treasure the arrival of post man in their doorstep. Many famous stories captured the moments of “waiting for the letter from my beloved”. But guess what? They were not called “snail mail” those days. It was just “mail”.Then email was introduced to our life and transformed “mail” into “snail mail”.

Email is a very helpful communication device that revolutionalized the world and made it smaller. With email we can communicate to geographically separated individual asynchronouly and quickly. Many people have not only one email account but multiple accounts. One hotmail, one yahoo, one gmail, one official email account, even multiple accounts under the same exchange.When we have so many email account these days, how many do we truly check and how many brings us email that we really want to see? Email delivered to me are mostly promotional materials from many websites that I visit. Barely I ever get any personal email from an individual that I know. And if it is from an individual it’s mostly sent to a group to setup or organize a party. So now with everything else that we have to do, cleaning up junk email is amonst the top lister.

The newest generation of communication technology is “Social Media”. People come and express their opinions freely to the whole world. We love talking in the social networks broadly publicising our thoughts. This is avery unique and different way of communication in the history of human kind. Here we are not afraid to say things even when it is public. We can write what ever we feel like and not worry about the reaction from the reader. We do get exccited with many likes or comments. We are all about numeric count not the quality of the conversation. We love to know how many people have read and commented on our posts but not worry too much about the relevance of the content. If we don’t like to write we love sharing other peoples opinions, content, picture etc.

The whole world is connected through the social media.Many companies are taking advantage of the connections people are making with this huge network. They use if for promoting their products, advertising to the consumers. The common feature thse days in any web site is to “Invite your friends” and spread the word.

Headliner.fm modeled their business on these social connections. You earn more point if you can promote some ones blog or website to their network. All virtual points. But it is something fascinating to know how human mind works for rewards.

LinkedIn helps you find the people you may be connected to and expand your network.

The new website ChoresMarket.com takes the social media power to a diffent level.ChoresMarket is helping to boost the economies of and connections within local communities by providing a form of income to a wide range of people, including those who may be unemployed, in-between jobs, students, the elderly or disabled, or those who are simply looking to make some side cash- all by means of social networking power.

Chores Market lets folks leverage their social networks, including Facebook and Google+, as well as the nation via Chores Market’s user database, to find a ‘helping hand’ who is connected to someone they already know and who has the skillset they need to complete their chores at a reasonable price. Their goal is to help busy, on-the-go homeowners and businesses find skilled workers who they can trust and who they can afford to hire to help them with their chores, which may range from small tasks like vacuuming the house to pesky problems like fixing a leaky faucet or large projects like repairing a roof or building a patio or a deck. At the same time.

I am a big fan of social media. But there are downsides of this too. I will probably write all about that in the next blog.

 Can Facebook be blamed?

It’s easy to blame it on social media etc. But truly who is responsible? We as a parent need to take responsibility of our kids to not do what they are doing in the social media. We as a parent need to understand what their actions can lead to. No one will protect our kids better than we will. Because we care about them the most and we should understand them the most. 14 year old kids are so naive they can be excited by very little things that may not seem dangerous.
The other day I heard one of my friend’s daughter posted 395 pictures in pinterest. Nothing bad, just general pictures of her and her life. But she made sure her daughter removes all the pictures one by one from their when she found out. We need to put a rule that our kids needs to take our permission before they can flood the social media. Because they don’t know what consequences it may have.

So please parents, educate yourself on all the latest avenues where kids are exposing themselves and protect them.