Now we all know facebook is pretty smart, but when I saw this on my newsfeed I was rather taken aback. This is cool. Basically if people meet at an event facebook knows about it and tells you. I was at the house warming and so were these two peeps and now they're friends (this might be old hat for some of you, but I only saw it now and think its pretty neat).
In short social media is good. Change is not a bad thing. I feel enriched to know my friend met someone at a party I attended. The world has become a lot smaller, and now you can google anyone's name and find out their opinion on flippin' social media or karate or any topic. The argument is that people would be hanging out more with their friends if there wasn't social media, which is just rubbish really. I don't stay at home to update my status instead of heading to the local. No, instead I say "Michael-John Phillip - Who is keen to head to the local for some laughs?". Within 10 minutes I have four comments from friends I haven't seen in a while saying "hey we're in town, lets hang out". If anything social media has made us more social more of the time.
Social media gives us access to a vast array of knowledge that we didn't have before. We know more about the world around us than ever before. When I was a child we would have to call a hotel in Ceres to find out if there was snow on the berg. Now people update their status to find out about the snow, and get instant credible responses from friends who have just been or are their now.
So thats what I think. Social media is making us more social if anything. I will agree that there are some hermit crabs who sit on facebook chat and never see the light of day. Obviously I disagree with that, but an average use of facebook and twitter and blogs and such is just a better more creative way of connecting with the world.
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