Social Media seems to be a broad term now for any way we connect using IM, Twitter.com, Facebook.com and so forth. I enjoy the platform of blogging because I get to interact with real people about things I care about. Twitter, Facebook and other modes are enjoyable to me as well for that very reason. Here is how it works for me right now, subject to change.
- Twitter: I get to find out about the news, and with those closest to me, I get to be involved in praying for their lives. Twitter opens up the world and tightens the circle of people I already know. For some reason, people are interesting in the micro-blogging of my life. By the way, you can follow me here at @rkweblog.
- Facebook: I connect with family, old friends, and interact with people at my church. My personal Facebook seems to be a place to share affinities with mostly. Our church has a fan page. (Sunridge Church Fan Page).
- IM: people who read my blog or who I have met may choose to chat with me (either Facebook or AIM, etc.) and it can go from anything like questions back and forth with worship leaders or pastors to discussing a project with a ministry volunteer. (My AIM, MSN, Yahoo)
- Blogging: This blog has been an amazing place for important discussions for me. I have met and continued conversations with people I might have never met otherwise. It is a place to influence and be influenced.
The rest: MySpace is dying, but is a place that bands still use well. I have Virb, Tokbox, LinkedIn, Vimeo, Youtube, Flicker, Picasa, and more with FriendFeed being a great place to hub all the stuff I post.
Well, that was my summary of my current usage of social media. How are you connecting with social media and what is working for you?