Social media has boomed over the few years. From the beginning students and teens communicated over social networking. Nowadays, teachers and parents are creating Twitter and Facebook accounts. Even the government lurked into the social networking community. Republicans find data on Facebook and the Democrats “flock” Twitter.
When I was younger, I was a social media nerd, as you can call it. Out of a group of students, I was always one of the first to have that Myspace, Facebook, or Twitter account. My other friend, who was also up to date with social media, and I encouraged our friends to create an account for these social networking sites. This succeeded for my friends list gradually increased as weeks passed by. Then, a couple years later boom mostly everyone had an account. Add another couple years, and teachers, principles, and school administrators began creating such accounts.
Most people favor social media because they enable one to interact with another through the means of internet. There is no need for a cell phone data plan. You can directly chat with another in a method much faster than e-mail. Not only can you chat with others (that is for Skype or AIM), you can update your friends with the happenings in your life. It is through these reasons, and the mass population online, as to why social networking attracts the eye of education, business, and government.
Recently posted in The Washington Times, it has been reported that Republics are mainly found on Facebook and Democrats mainly interact on Twitter.
“A new poll by the Pew Research Center identifies by political party which people get their news from these sites. Overall, Democrats get their news from social media more than Republicans (36 percent to 26 percent of adults).”
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Democrats are said to be found on social networking sites more often than Republicans. As one recently told me, political and government association with online networking is actually beneficial. The people can interact with the government officials, and the government officials can interact with the people. No behind the scenes action. It is a win-win situation.
Not to mention, social media sends any message rapidly. Say you were the governor of California, and you had a twitter account. A bill was recently passed that a citizen disagreed with. That discontent citizen could then contact you via Twitter stating his or her opinion (in only 140 characters or less… no lengthy emails!). You’d receive his or her message instantly and reply back instantly in a manner that is not too time consuming (for you do not have to reply with a lengthy email in response of the citizens lengthy email) and work to solve the problem to please the citizens. Everybody is happy, and life is good.
I, personally, believe this increased involvement in social media in all areas of humanity is great. Increased school involvement in social media enables students to interact with the school’s Associated Student Body’s (therefore spreading the word for school wide events), departments (such as the career center and newspaper), and staff (so students and parents can see the occurrences in the school district and etc.).
Till next time readers!