Social media is a funny thing. We love it and we hate it ... or maybe that's a bit too harsh. I don't ever hate it, but once in a while it feels a bit like a burden ... But it's whole name gives away what it's supposed to be ...
Social ... enjoying other people; relating to interaction with other people especially for pleasure; of or relating to human beings; living naturally in communities or groups
Media ... mass communication; plural of medium ... a means by which something is communicated or expressed; the material or form used by an artist, composer or writer.
So, it's just a place for us to be social with other people as we share words and images with many people at one time.
A few tips to keep the social in social media
- Be friendly, just as you would if you were seeing someone in person
- Be encouraging
- Express interest in them and what they're doing
- Share about yourself and your life through words and images
- Show respect
- Spend a little time there and then move on to other parts of your life
- Be kind
p.s. Please note that the images are not mine on this post, but a screen shot taken from the Explore feed on Instagram.