Social media has been arguably the biggest game changer for the planet since…Well, sliced bread?
O.K., maybe it’s a little bit more important than sliced bread but the point being, the social media revolution has changed the way we all communicate and do business.
We have the ability to connect with people from around the world, 24-7-365 and build relationships with folks from every part of the planet. That’s a very exciting thought for marketers and business people, the ability to share your message with the world…Without having to pay some crazy ad firm millions of dollars to do so.
It’s all about relationships and social media has put the human connection on the top of mind of everyone trying to make a name for themselves online. I read some crazy stat the other month where the average human being has a network of about 125 people in their ‘circle’. Which means, essentially, you can influence and get your ‘message’ across to around 125 simply by….Updating your status 🙂
Obviously, that’s just an average but the point is…You have the power to influence a lot of people.
So the question then becomes..What are you sharing with those people?
I cringe when I check out my Twitter feeds or Facebook walls because it’s usually filled with…War. Bigotry. Hatred. Racism. Negativity. And of course…Everyone’s favorite topic…Politics.
It’s just…Angry posts and status updates everywhere you turn.
Now here’s something to think about….
What happens if you have your friend ‘Jill’ on your Facebook friends list. She’s having a rough day. And just upset at the world. Jill logs into Facebook and starts scrolling down her Facebook feed and then sees you arguing with someone on the other side of the political spectrum.
The negativity kinda rubs off on Jill. And she may or may not start continuing the trend of posting something negative on her wall…
Sure, that may not be the case all the time but imagine if she sees your update and it’s….Dare I say…Positive?
You shared a cool quote. A funny video. An inspirational post. A link to a live seminar. Something that might get Jill out of her funk.
Will this work all the time? No, but you know what? It’s YOUR decision what you share on social media…Why not share something positive and be the CHANGE you want to see in the world yourself.
You never know who is watching and you never know who you may inspire….