What exactly is the social syndrome? There are so many social media outlets or platforms for expression of one’s thoughts; such as: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google Plus, among other super social media systems. These websites provide an opportunity for one to post updates on: one’s daily activities, major milestones, sharing of one’s achievements and advertising of products and services.
But are all these outlets user-friendly? Can anyone learn to utilize all of the benefits of these platforms? More importantly, if one is able to use these outlets, then is one doing so correctly? Is over posting common among members of these expression constructs?
While some people are able to write legibly and somewhat intelligently, they may not have the ability to convey their message appropriately. Concise language that is to the point and with the least amount of symbols is optimal for ensuring that one’s intended meaning will be interpreted accurately. Posting at opportune times is essential to reach the maximum audience possible.
Perhaps for business promotion one should post between 5:00 and 5:30pm, at a time when the work day has concluded, but which is before dinner for more families. To share a celebratory message one should likely post it after dinner when people are satiated and craving social media. Is it a correct assumption that social media members will be most likely to use sites during transitional modes? Between meetings, after work, after dinner and just before going to bed are probably the most common periods for use of social media websites.
Do these electronic spaces of expression provide for increased communication? While some people may Tweet every hour and other may update their Facebook page constantly, are these people actually achieving maximum communication with other people? If you actually consider it you will realize that by spending so much time creating posts one is failing to actually connect directly with other people. Rather, one is more often interacting with a computer. Therefore, one could be less social by overusing social media.
Other than traditional posting on Twitter, users regularly submit content to be posted on Tumblr, StumbleUpon and LinkedIN. Internet users also share photos, sometimes to often on Instagram and Pinterest and overshare videos on Youtube and Vimeo. All of this excessive sharing online means less living in real time, by being active in the world. Meeting people and interacting with others is part of each persons duty to contribute to the global collective and the greater collective of one’s own community.