My definition of social media

I just had a dream. It was a strange dream: I dreamt about social media. Or at least, there was a moment in this dream where I finally defined “social media” for myself.

For quite some time I was looking to formulate a simple and short explanation for my own use about what “social media” is. And also: why am I so fascinated with its world and power? Why should I continue to use it? I wanted to make this clear and not just rely on other people’s thoughts and impressions. I was also looking for a definition that fits within the Twitter-set limit of 140 characters – a definition would only work for me if it was to be concise and to the point.

Well, I think I finally have it. I finally have a definition about “social media” that fits within all the criteria I already mentioned and answers my questions. And this definition is good enough for me to even get me out of bed at 7 and inspire me to write this post.

But I think I kept you waiting for a while now and it’s high time I share my revelation about what I consider “social media” to be and why should I (and if you like it – you) embrace it and continue to use it. Here it is:

Social media takes down barriers and brings us together. And together, as people, we become empowered to change worlds.

And now it’s your turn: what is “social media” according to you? Why do you use it?

I’m looking forward to your thoughts!

Inspirations


Being passionate about what you are doing (or going to do) is probably the most important prerequisite you need to have. Passion is what is going to help you through rough times when you are facing certain challenges with your work or life. It is the force that drives you forward and is your co-pilot when you need to stay focused, persevere and put that extra effort. Continue reading

Moving is living…

It’s been a while since my last blog post, but I have to admit that recently there’s been plenty going on at work and on a personal level. However, I guess the main reason for my short-term absence is the fact that I am still getting used to blogging and I still need to add this into my system. So, let’s begin…

Moving is living - Living is moving


Continue reading

Just five more minutes…

 

Summer. The beach, the waves, the sunset.

I am sitting on the beach, staring at the sun, and listening to the sound of waves, smashing into the sand. It’s the perfect moment – a moment that no one can steal from me because I memorise every detail: everything I feel, everything I hear, everything I smell, everything I hear. It’s the greatest cocktail for my senses. And I am completely happy – I realise that time has stopped – there’s no past or future, just the present. This very moment. I try to savour it. And this is the only period of the year I will remember clearly, a period when I was at the perfect time in the perfect place, with the perfect people – the best moment of the year… Continue reading

Using Facebook to achieve personal change

How much time do you spend on Facebook? If you are a frequent user you might have noticed how your day begins and ends with the social network. You wake up, switch on your computer and quickly go online to connect with the world, people, companies and other organisations, and post some content to make your presence known. In the meantime, you go through your day and daily tasks at home or at work (or maybe both) and later in the evening you wrap-up your day by scanning through what has been posted on Facebook. Then you log out and go to sleep…

This morning, just after I woke up and opened Facebook I found out this short film, created by Maxime Luere, that tells the life story of a guy just by scrolling through his Facebook wall.


Continue reading

Meet the innovator of the future

 

Is this me in a few years time?

Don’t worry, I still don’t believe that the innovators of the future will turn into walking light bulbs (although one can never be too certain of anything) and look like this. They might look sillier or smarter, older or younger…or, maybe, somewhere in the middle…

Anyway, this morning I stumbled upon an interesting article in The New York Times where the author presents his views on where America will be in the 21st century. Continue reading