Are YOU a Social Media Geek?

I’ve talked quite a lot about social media recently, with good cause… everyone is talking about it! It’s the hot new thing. Wait, no – that’s not right. Social media isn’t “new.” Why do people keep saying it is? The only thing that’s new is the name for it – Social Media. As I said in a video earlier, social media is simply a set of tools we can use to communicate. Heck, we’ve had tools to communicate online for years now. It’s just that today’s tools are so much easier to use, everyone can use them. You don’t have to be a hard-core geek anymore. You simply have to be able to get online, and type something somewhere.

It’s amazing and awesome to me to see the amount of people who are introduced to social media every day. The number of us who just seem to get it is growing faster than I can keep up with. There are those who scoff, claiming social media is a passing phase. HELLO! Where the hell do you get that idea? As I said – I’ve been immersed in social media for about 17 years now. How is that a passing phase?! Those are the people who don’t get it. They are the ones who don’t take understand the immeasurable ways that interacting with others online in this fashion can change their lives. They are the ones who are missing out.

So, I ask again – are YOU a social media geek? Do you get it? What IS social media to you, anyway – and how do you make it a part of your life?

You do know that I have a couple of social media-related sites, right? If you don’t, what rock have you been hiding under? Hopefully, you’re a member of Geeks, and follow what’s being posted on Lockergnome, as well. We certainly have a hell of a lot of people on those sites who GET social media. Why don’t you check us out?

8 thoughts on “Are YOU a Social Media Geek?”

  1. I certainly enjoy social media, and have accounts with Facebook, Twitter, and Daily Booth. There’s also Ravelry, which, I suppose could be considered a social networking site for people who enjoy knitting. There’s also the plethora of web forums/bbs that I’ve joined over the years to meet people who have similar interests to me.
    I generally use social networking for keeping in touch with friends and family. Sometimes of course, I join for the fun of it (Daily Booth), or for the perks (Ravelry), or for the community of like-minded people that it brings with it (various forums).

  2. I think I could be considered a social media geeks, To me social media is a tool for sharing media with others in a way that allows you to receive a response as well as media that others have to share, and that media is information which can be in the from of text, audio, video, images, or something else. I use social media to stay in touch with friends I don’t see often, as a way to connect with people who have similar interest, an information and opinion resource, and as a tool to amplify my own voice.

  3. I use social media to learn about what is happening RIGHT NOW.

    I also use social media because I love to share and it is the best platform for doing so on a grand scale. Little effort to share mass amounts of information, much easier than the days when messages were spread via email threads!

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  4. ps. have a question for you – why do you think having a site like geeks is better than having a group/fan page in facebook where everyone is already?

    it just seems like we’re moving to fewer social media sites that provide a group atmosphere and integrating what’s good, but not yet huge (like geeks) into platforms that already have taken the lion’s share of the online audience.

  5. I consider myself a social media geek because I have FaceBook , twitter and a few other social site accounts.

  6. Amen Chris. All it is really is a new term, its been around for a while though… šŸ˜‰ Purely amazed by the amount of people coming online and connecting, it is truly mind-blowing.

    And to answer your question directly, I think I may have been a social media geek when I first entered this space, though I had no idea of the term at that time.

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