Posted by Marina Shawd
As a college student, I did not find it surprising to learn the most frequented online sites are social media outlets.
Today, businesses, schools, and moms stay up-to-date using Facebook, Twitter, and similar platforms. According Editors Weblog, our social media use outnumbers the amount of time spent in email platforms. The change comes from users changing the way news is shared. Instead of chain emails or mass forwards, we simply Tweet the latest article or post it to our Facebook page.
A Nielsen study reported 140 million internet users visited Facebook in May. Collectively, they were on the site for 53 billion minutes. And those statistics cover one month alone. The number of Facebook visits and YouTube views are constantly increasing. If the current rate continues, Facebook could beat out popular search engines.I am required to be engaged in social media for three of my courses this semester. My homework includes blogging, tweeting and (in an extreme case) creating a social media strategy and implementing it over the course of the semester. Personally, I am more engaged in social media now than I was a year ago. It is my source of local and international news, as well as an educational platform.
What is the primary use for your time spent on social media? Why is it worthwhile for you to be connected in multiple ways?