Like many parts of our lives, there are both good and bad aspects to social media. Cyberbullying is definitely one of the bad aspects of social media. Did you know that October is National Bullying Prevention Month? If you didn’t, you’re not alone – most people didn’t know it either.
As bad a bullying is in any form, I’m focusing solely on cyberbullying, for obvious reasons. I myself was bullied a bit when I was a kid, mostly because I was pretty short until a growth spurt hit me in-between 8th and 9th grades.
I unabashedly love social media. I’ve enjoyed being a part of a global community through tweets, status updates and #hashtags. I love the opportunities social media provides for us to connect in meaningful ways. So why do so many people squander the chance to truly connect?
LinkedIn Invitations from Strangers
Last spring, I listened to a great Social Media Week panel in DC about search and social. I wrote about it on PR Newswire’s Beyond PR blog.
The panel included Peter Greenberger, Twitter director of sales in Washington, D.C.; Trevor Madigan, formerly of Facebook and founder of The Vision Lab; and Tripp Donnelly, founder and CEO of RepEquity.
I recently reconnected with Greenberger (@pgreenberger) over this discussion and asked him some questions about Twitter and the future of search and social.
This was my second year attending the weeklong celebration of all things social media. Social Media Week is an annual conference that takes place in several cities around the world. Events are a combination of speeches and panels.
When the week’s schedule was announced, I scanned the events to see what looked most useful to my company and me.
I asked my boss to let me attend them. Luckily, she values learning and told me I could take three days to go to whatever events I thought would be helpful. Some people aren’t as fortunate.
A friend’s boss said, “You don’t need that. Aren’t you already a social media expert?”
I don’t know what’s your actual behavior and consumption of TV, but we can all say there’s probably the biggest revolution since Internet. We used to consider TV as « a whole set, environment of entertainment, emotion and information for the family.
Despite different revolutions like new consumption (VOD, OTT, catchup TV…), new wirings (DSL, DTH, DTT…), new quality (HD, 3D), TV remains a matter of contents. Believe me, as I worked for more than 10 years, in pay TV environments.