I don’t know how you view Social Media.
for you: is it a Call to Action or a Call to relate?
In many respects Social Media and Internet Marketing have become one. I suppose that there is a concept that we use Social Media to market ourselves and generally speaking, overlooking that it is a place where we can get into new relationships with others.
It is perceived as being different to meeting people face to face.
As an example, lets look at the normal kitchen at parties scenario:
At a party, you enter the kitchen to find your friend talking to someone you don’t know. Usually, your friend will introduce this unknown person to you and you get into conversation. Introductions occur and conversation grows
If your friend was having a conversation with that person, they may engage you in the conversation or will postpone their conversation until later or maybe cancel that conversation altogether
Now lets take the usual Facebook conversation scenario:
AyPee posts something on to his personal Facebook page.
Joe Bloggs responds and a conversations starts
John Smith reads AyPee’s post and he responds also.
At this point there are two separate conversations.
If it were the Party Scenario an introduction would have been made and a three way conversation started but this is Facebook and what happens generally is that the 2 conversations remain separate.
If the conversations join together, the parties then usually remain in their separate relationships – no introduction is made from the host or from either party.
Now, that is a generalisation and is not always true but by and large, it is.
Conversations are a call to relate and an opportunity to grow our community. Opportunities are gifts and most gifts come from related people
Teams can only function in Community