This week social media wise is the one I have been looking forward to (or dreading) the most.
First and foremost, I am not as yet sold on the concept of “location” and “knowing where one is at” — It appears I’m not the only one. In a recent Globe and Mail series on Location Based Services, the author discusses that Canadians are not sold on this concept, in large measure because of privacy concerns:
However, as I mentioned in my last blog, the experts are saying that this is going to be one of the big pieces of future social media — location based apps/information. And it appears that it is business that is most keenly wanting to exploit this type of information, as noted in this article:
I have watched how others make use of Twitter. Sophia Aggelonitis, the provincial Member of Parliament from Hamilton Mountain and a Minister in the Ontario Government, regularly tweets on what she is up to — many other politicians also make use of this technology. Frankly, it seems to be one of the tools of choice when it comes to messaging. I guess this does make sense, as politicians do try to do the “soundbite” thing at the best of times. I digress 🙂
The numbers for Sophia are interesting:
I recently read an article in the Globe that talked about Twitter versus Facebook — while Facebook is the overwhelming tool of choice for the younger generation, it appears Twitter seems to attract a little older group, which I might add surprised me.
I use this all as background to provide context on why I have Twitter and Tumblr accounts, but frankly haven’t taken the time to truly make use of them.
So, this changes this week … more to come in next posting …