Social Media is Taking Over…Don’t Believe Me? Watch This Video.

20 Mar

Just watch this. It’s the best video I’ve seen to date regarding social media. If after watching this you still don’t understand the significance of social media and the need to embrace technology, you’re just dumb.  Ok, thanks :D

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24 Responses to “Social Media is Taking Over…Don’t Believe Me? Watch This Video.”

  1. dcwisdom March 20, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    Kayla,
    Thanks for posting this video. I’m passing it on to my leadership professor for class use. This is a subject my generation, typically, doesn’t understand, but you Gen Yers lead the way in this area. You have good things to say, so keep us informed.
    Debbie

  2. Aspergers Girls March 20, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

    Thanks for following my blog. You are so pretty! I’ll look around a bit. :)

  3. MainerChick March 21, 2012 at 1:18 am #

    Thanks for sharing this video it’s great. I’m totally going to have to send people over to watch it. Not sure what you’d call my generation (almost 40) but we grew with the internet & all it’s fads/non-fads and I know social media is here to stay (but grow). It’s always an evolution. As much as I love technology I hate it too. :-)

  4. Erin McNaughton March 21, 2012 at 2:56 am #

    Wow, this is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Cauldrons and Cupcakes March 21, 2012 at 5:30 am #

    Great post. It’s such an exciting time we live in. And you totally cracked me up with your sassy comment on this video :D

  6. Fay Moore March 21, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

    Oh, yeaaah. Thank you for this! I am going to WordPress it for my blog. It is so important, especially for people of my age, to get it! And use it. I am starting my social media journey. I have to admit I was terrified needlessly. And thanks for following my blog for creative people, especially writers.

    • Kayla Cruz March 25, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

      Anytime! A student in one of my classes showed it to us and it blew my mind. The numbers are significant so we might as well embrace it and find ways to use it to our advantage :)

  7. Zookeeper March 21, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    Technological innovations such as the Internet have made it possible for average Americans to communicate directly with one another in ways that completely bypass the mainstream media, and this is making the elite very uncomfortable.
    Two bills currently going through Congress, the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect Intellectual Property Act, would give the U.S. government the ability to shut down literally millions of websites.
    These bills are incredibly dangerous and if they are passed they could change the way that the Internet operates forever.
    Can you imagine a world where there is no more YouTube, no more Facebook and no more Twitter?
    That is what we could be looking at.
    Sadly, many in the U.S. Congress seem absolutely obsessed with censoring the Internet.
    U.S. Senator Chris Dodd once said the following….
    “When the Chinese told Google that they had to block sites or they couldn’t do [business] in their country, they managed to figure out how to block sites”
    U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman has gone even farther. Just check out what he once said….
    “Right now, China – the government – can disconnect parts of its internet in a case of war. We need to have that here too”
    Not only that, U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman also recently asked Google to install a “terrorist button” on all Blogger.com blogs so that readers can easily flag “terrorist content” for authorities.
    The Internet is under attack from Washington D.C., and if you love the Internet you need to say something while you still can.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57331057-93/sen-joe-lieberman-googles-blogger-needs-terrorist-button/

  8. stephenedwards425 March 21, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    Freakishly awesome video. Thanks for posting…loved it.

    Be encouraged!

  9. vmchao March 22, 2012 at 3:36 am #

    Hey thanks for following my blog && this video is awesome. I read over your blog and I completely agree that social media has become a way of business and must be recognized and actively used. Thanks so much for sharing this video and I will definitely be re-posting!

  10. Catherine "Cat" Alexandra March 22, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    Hi Kayla,

    Man, that made my head spin. I keep up on this subject, but when you see the facts and figures all served up in one little video (under 4 1/2 min I might add!!), it’s enough to boggle the mind.

    On a related topic, you might be interested in my latest Guest Blog feature at my home site. I have a guest blogger, John Mak, who did a killer article called: 5 Powerful Tips to Use Social Media Marketing for Internet Marketers (Read more: http://www.catherine-alexandra.com/#ixzz1pshrZJE7 )

    I think I might want to share this video in an upcoming blog post too. Thanks for sharing, Kayla. You rock, girl!!

    Cat ;)

  11. ~Robin~ March 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

    Social media has taken us all over as its willing slaves… it’s a new age, might as well embrace it, eh? :)

  12. TheOthers1 March 23, 2012 at 1:57 am #

    This might have blown my mind a little. I think this deserves a reblog.

  13. TheOthers1 March 23, 2012 at 2:00 am #

    Reblogged this on Honesty and commented:
    I’m reblogging this now and then we’re going to have a nice little fireside chat about it tomorrow. Please make sure you watch the video and be ready to discuss because there will be a quiz. I’m a professor, I can’t help myself. ;)

  14. Joe March 24, 2012 at 1:50 am #

    that is a powerful video!

  15. The Solution Is Social Media March 24, 2012 at 4:18 am #

    Reblogged this on The Solution Is Social Media.

  16. coffeeandcarrotjuice March 28, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    wow, powerful video. thanks for sharing. will RT.

    love your blog.

  17. Fay Moore March 29, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    You are featured today at my place. Hope you get some traffic from it. Kind regards.

  18. The Girl D April 4, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    I am somewhat wary of social media. I do not disagree with the video at all. The numbers don’t lie, this is a huge shift. Huge. But that doesn’t make it right.
    A Stanford (I think) study last year showed that young people feel more depressed about their own lives after being on facebook because everybody else looks so much happier. But this is because people only post things that make them look good. Most people, most of the time, use social media to make an advertisement out of their own lives. Which is great if you aware of that and you are doing so for a particular reason (your blog is about professionalism, so that fits). But the tragedy is that people begin to get so focused on the ‘shell’ they are making of themselves instead of developing their inner person. Connection with others is getting more frequent, but less meaningful.
    I think social media is a fabulous tool. We just need to remember to pick and choose these tools to use for our own specific purposes and not become the tools ourselves.

  19. suitablesounds January 25, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    Great Video! Thanks for sharing!

  20. dofollow backlink March 11, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    this time social media has its own value for the business…its a big part of internet marketing

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