After all the heartfelt comments in my last post on Social Media Street Gangs, it paved the way for a whole bunch of new thoughts in my little brain. The comments themselves spoke of the challenges people are having and the overall effect it has had. Some folks have penned some posts regarding social media marketing and the bubble bursting. I am tackling this from an angle where initially there was great hype in certain circles about the ability to connect but now that bubble has burst for some.
For those who have been victimized so to speak online, it is amazing the perspective you receive. Yes, your bubble has been burst. People you once trusted have now betrayed that trust. Folks who you use to do business with now have declared you an enemy. The scenarios are endless. Does it change the fact though for the reason why you entered into the online social space in the first place? I sincerely hope not.
Our own personal reasons for contributing to a community may vary but overall it goes to the root of who we are deep down, which is social. We thrive on positive interaction and reinforcement. It is the lifeblood of creative conversation which in turn stimulates production in our day. That need does not go away. We simply naturally will gravitate to those who share that common interest and are not self-serving.
So this brings me to the point of finding the new bubble. I feel it would be a travesty to say that as a result of a few bad experiences, that the social media bubble has burst and that we will retreat into our caves, pull the blinds, or hide in the closet. It is simply just time to find a new bubble. Perhaps some leftovers of the old bubble are still floating a bit and have combined with some other smaller bubbles to make a new one. However, you want to look at it. There is no such thing as one big bubble. I really hope you are visualizing yourself or one of your children blowing bubbles right now because I am. Don't let others actions dictate your reactions. The reason why you decided to enter into social communities should not change. Just find some friendlier bubbles.
Let me know how your bubble is going in the comment section below. As always I really appreciate you being here today.
Written by Jonathan Saar