Is Social Media Really Anti-Social?

Is Social Media Really Anti-Social?  - http://partnersinexcellenceblog.com Avatar Posted by dabrock under Sales
From http://partnersinexcellenceblog.com 4104 days ago
Made Hot by: emerald.fortalejo on October 31, 2010 3:21 pm
I was having a conversation with my friend, Gary Hart , no not that one—the @salesdujour one, about social media.  Both of us are kind of old war horses,





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Written by DSharkov
4102 days ago

A really thought-provoking post there. Even though social media's purpose is to connect people from around the globe, it might be somewhat true that it limits your real-word relationships. The problem doesn't come only with social media, rather with the whole computer and internet industry. And still in my opinion whether you will communicate face-to-face or not is totally your decision and you can't blame social media or anything else for that matter. It is your fault if you don't and those are just excuses.



Written by businessavante
4104 days ago

I think you're OK as long as you have a social life beyond the keypad. There are an unfortunate few who may have limited themselves to "virtual" relationships to the exclusion of...reality. But this would be those that don't just use the tools to conduct business and reach people they could never otherwise reach.

businessavante



Written by ShawnHessinger
4104 days ago

Agreed.



Written by ShawnHessinger
4104 days ago

A good thing to keep in mind, Dave, but sometimes I think we fret about these things a bit too much. Every generation confronts social and technological change from the standpoint of how new approaches compare with the old. But that, to me, seems a bit backward. Certainly, picking up the phone provides a different experience than Tweeting and face-to-face a different experience then either of the other two. Yet both of these technologies offer an enhancement on the "purer" face to face encounter that could otherwise not be accomplished. (It's hard to imagine networking with a global customer or supplier base through a face to face mixer at the local chamber of commerce.) Better to focus on the best uses of the tools at hand then focus on how they differ from the "good old days." Hey, if, in a global economy, you could get the same level of business out of a visit to the local chamber, you probably wouldn't be Twittering, now would you?



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