Social Media Day – June 30, 2020 – #SocialMediaDay

Today is Social Media Day which is observed annually on June 30th. In its short life, social media has redefined and revolutionized how people interact amongst each other, communicate and share with family, friends and the world. Social media has made it possible to stay connected and informed about with those important people in our lives.

Social Media is something to be used responsibly. It can be used for so much good but also for nefarious purposes. Every connection and communication is important and there are people on both sides of every post, Tweet and share. Keep on blogging my friends.

The Slippery Social Media Slope

Everyone reading who reads blogs, Tweets, timeline posts, or watches vlogs and the like is actively involved in social media of some sort. There is a difference between opinion and fact, truth, and lies. Right now there is a bunch of gray between what is reality and fantasy. My friends having some certainty and stability in the chaos of this life we are all leading is so necessary right now.

My opinion of Donald Trump is that he is a vile, evil, son of a bitch who has no empathy or care for anyone other than himself. Others would differ.

With all that being said we live in a time when it has been documented that he and other politicians live somewhere between true and false statements.

In the pandemic age we live in we need facts and we are getting them from public health professionals who have studied and prepared for a time like this.

When it comes to democracy making it easier for people to vote and participate is necessary for any nation to choose the right people to lead and hopefully serve. To spread lies about mail-in voting does great harm.

My friends the regulation or deregulation depending on the circumstances of social media is a slippery slope. Especially when it’s coming from a person who uses the technology to bully, intimidate, lie, and to undermine our society. When you are supposed to be the leader of the free world words matter and his words seem to do great harm to many.

I am concerned because without checking the facts what can be said on Twitter might as well be the gospel truth in the mind of those who choose not to research further and to get more information. All of this is scary and everyone who is a content creator of some sort has to stand up and speak out. For many, their livelihoods are at stake.

My friends, be vigilant, and use the tools you have to make your voice heard and seen.

New Look Twitter Coming Soon – #twitter

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If you are a fan of Twitter like me be aware there is a new look coming soon. It will be interesting to see how it works and functions. I am a believer that a user interface update is good every now and then as long as it makes sense. We shall see what it does and will it be easier or more difficult to use.

Donny and OJ On The Twitter

The fact that both Donald Trump and OJ Simpson are on Twitter should be scary. Of course they are the symptom of a greater problem which is scary enough. OJ is going to have it really rough because of his dubious past. Then Donald Trump tweets and think that is policy which is frightening. Twitter is a place for freaks and geeks with hearts of gold. The Donald and The Juice are two of many in the Twitterverse I could live without.

So A Tweet Of Mine Went Famous on People Magazine, Pretty Cool!

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I was one of thousands if not millions Tweeting about the TV show “This Is Us” well it got selected to be included in an article on People Magazine. This is not the first time something like this has happened but its fun when this happens. Pretty cool if you ask me.

#Twitter Working On Becoming A Safer Place

Kudos to Twitter for taking steps to prevent abusive behavior and to keep its users safe. A safe online experience benefits us all. I’m hoping these actions will help everyone who uses Twitter as a prime tool for connecting socially.

When Celebrities Tweet Back – Thanks @BrianDietzen #NCIS

I love it when celebrities Tweet back. This happened tonight when I Tweeted to Brian Dietzen of the long-running CBS drama NCIS.

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When this happens it means they genuinely care about their audience and those who are invested int heir show. Good stuff.

Upping My Twitter Presence

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As I have taken a break from Facebook it’s important to up my game on Twitter. One thing I wanna do there is to engage my blog readers and other friends who are there to make them aware of my presence. Blogging and Tweeting seem to be good friends so I want to take advantage of that. Sometimes you need more than 140 characters to share whats on your mind. Granted the stream on Twitter is different from Facebook in that you see more users at one time on Facebook so you have to stand out among the crowd. So far though I haven’t seen as much inbound interaction on Twitter as of yet. You are welcome to follow me there as well as my other social outlets.

BTW my Facebook break is going well. Haven’t missed it much.

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