I am so impressed by all the connections one can find with social media sites. BUT there are such an infinite number of them, how does one ever know if one has touched them all? I feel like a man drowning in quicksand…the harder I struggle (to connect with all the different ways to “talk” to people), the deeper into confusion I sink. I think back fondly sometimes of how simple things were when there was virtually nothing out there but MySpace and Facebook. I would love some recommendations from others about which social media sites they prefer to use to connect with people and why.
Because I am not 14, it is harder for me to learn new applications and devices; I have a head full of pre-computer-era junk that I have to delete before I can enter any new information. Processing info about computers, electronic devices, etc., is a much slower endeavor for me. My niece is 6, and she is already surfing the web with ease. It makes me feel really old to have her try to explain the web pages and what they do. Another issue is technical support. Unfortunately, most people who work in tech support speak to those of us who are asking for help in a language they and they alone understand. Because of this, the answers they give are often not helpful and frequently only add to my confusion. Guides or how-to manuals are the same way. They assume a level of knowledge that many users (at least those of us over 40) simply do not have.
So, please, all you young people, have pity on us. We are trying as hard as we can to make this knowledge our own. Trying, and even sometimes succeeding.
- How the Real Estate Industry Is Using Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] (mashable.com)
- Learn More About Social Media (blogs.constantcontact.com)
- Social Media Important to 90% of Marketers [New Data] (hubspot.com)