This morning, I slept in for the first time in weeks. Classes are over, so I woke up and loaded Facebook immediately.
It was my birthday earlier this week, and I had to catch up on plenty of reposting and replying. I love Facebook. I enjoy social media, and I’m addicted to blogging.
I don’t buy the arguments that social media is dulling the real relationships – I don’t use FB to connect with people I see every day.
I keep in touch with professors from my undergrad, my teammates back at Ambrose, high school friends (and some of their parents).
Yet the arguments continue: to post or not to post? A great debate series from Webby addressed the topic a couple weeks ago.
“When everybody’s shouting, nobody is listening,” argued Paul Carr, a columnist for TechCrunch who took a social media hiatus.
Founder of WineLibraryTV.com, Gary Vaynerchuk, said social media creates micro changes that add up to something quite significant. A self-described optimist, Vaynerchuk is also a prolific social media user.
To really jump inside the brains behind one of the most popular and polarizing social reconstructions, check out the huge New Yorker profile of the now-infamous Mark Zuckerberg. I’m not thrilled with the lead, but the piece reveals Zuckerberg in ways that the Social Network could not.