Social media, commitment, and kindness
While some people feel that social media trivializes life and wastes time, this oversimplifies a complex cultural exchange. The level of significance of the time spent in social media depends entirely on the individual and the media: what the person chooses to communicate and with whom.
Sean Gardner emphasizes the best in social media engagement and that it requires a commitment of time and resources. In the end, the community that you create or enter is the most valuable part of the experience.
Social media value increases when one thinks and communicates on a higher level, with kindness, friendship, and empathy, according to Ann Tran. She also refers to the rewards acquired through mindful social media interaction, suggesting that the inconvenience in spending time and effort is worthwhile.
The rewards you receive through social media engagement, then, depend on the level of positive effort and commitment given to the community.
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By Darin L. Hammond
Works for BlogCatalog, owns and writes at ZipMinis.com, and freelances as a writer and designer. Darin Publishes across the web on sites like Technorati, BC Blog, Blog Critics, Broowaha, Demand Media Studios, and Social Media Today. Google
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