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After having a major falling out with all thing’s social media this week… I have had a major breakthrough…
Social Media is not about Work. It tricks you into thinking it is, but that just ain’t so.
Do we go to a gathering of friends and have analytical conversations about The Work?
No, we chat and discuss other things and it’s more light-hearted. It’s a means of escape.
And as for the Media part. The dictionary definition is: the main means of mass communication (broadcasting, publishing, and the Internet) regarded collectively.
To me this suggests a one way transmission and note the use of “mass communication“.
So, is it any wonder you can’t find purposeful convos in the online places? It’s because that’s not what it’s for. It’s a virtual pub, not a homeroom or debate club. And Mastermind groups certainly work better in person, even virtually.
The next time you think about trying to find a meaningful conversation on social media, remember: Try starting the same dialogue with the TV first, you might get further.
Alternatively, try reaching out to someone specific. It’s much more personal, generous and considerate. And the likelihood of getting an insightful response is greatly increased. And that means you can offer an intelligent reply.
And now, you have a dialogue worthy of everybody’s time.
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