MEMO: Social Media Decorum
Category : Memo Blog
Here are the reasons why we at MEMO love social media. In our own words.
Facebook — It allows for intercommunity connectivity. We get to keep in touch with family and friends close to us no matter how great the distance. It bridges the gap in our lives. We communicate with people we otherwise would not have much direct contact with.
Twitter = Brevity — “less is more” — instantaneous tidbits of thoughts, feelings, ideas, reactions. It’s about terse, bite-size morsels of information. In some ways, Twitter allows Celebs and Athletes a way to forgo their publicists and take their pure, unadulterated message directly to their fan base. Or perhaps those who are famous give their publicists control over their social media image. Who knows?
Instagram — A picture’s worth a thousand words. Question is: is it also worth a thousand clicks or likes?
Pinterest — A digital corkboard of pinterests without the cork. Save that for wine bottles.
Tumblr — Yahoo!’s acquisition of Tumblr illustrates the power of social media.
bit.ly links to stuff to fuel social engagement and sharing. No one hides under a rock.
Timing is Everything. Time sensitive era. You have to ride the wave of pop culture.
Social Media is engagement
It’s about living in the moment and living vicariously through others — a shared community involvement. Regardless of the forum, whether it be in person or digitally, being social requires etiquette and form. It may be a fluid medium that’s always changing but it still requires a concentrated effort that calls for good digital decorum.
P.S. – Emily Post would be proud.