Social Media is a Funny Business

Just a short post about social media, especially Twitter and Blogging sites.

So what is this short post, well I have been out off work for some weeks now, the most of December and I am climbing the walls (and am also starting to feel depressed as my friends seem to be ignoring me and I am over thinking things). But there are people who I have never met, or only met once through business and work who I follow on Twitter or read their blogs and I seem to have more interaction with them than I do my own real life friends.

Tonight I had a nice twitter conversation with someone who I have only met once for 30 minutes, but we often talk like were old friends. I think this is strange partly because I have not seen my friends mostly because they are too busy.

I just find it very strange that Social Media can do this, as I imagine with half the people I share discourse with on social media site would make very good company over a pint in a pub.

3 thoughts on “Social Media is a Funny Business

  1. intelligentdesignsmedia December 20, 2011 / 22:53

    I think that’s also the power of social media, is that we are all finding new ways to connect with people and building relationships stronger that time and geographical region may have not allowed before.

    • lddex December 20, 2011 / 22:58

      I think it is a good thing for that. Its just very strange. Forums are also a puzzling format for meeting and sharing thoughts

  2. runslikeapenguin December 21, 2011 / 22:08

    Think of it as a new way of being friends. And how good is that in a world where we have less and less real time? The blogosphere and twitterverse are great places to meet people who think like you.

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