The Power of Social Media

15 Oct

I’ve often been asked by people who don’t use any form of Social Media as to what the point of it is. This got me thinking as to just how powerful a tool it could be, so I thought about my own experiences with Twitter and how just one tweet from Wil Wheaton 18 months ago changed the entire direction of my life.

Below is an image, a flowchart or family tree if you will, it shows everything that has happened to me because of one tweet from Wil and the ripple effect from it.

The tree of (my) life

The tree of (my) life

Thanks Wil!

P.S. You are reading this because of Wil Wheaton.

4 Responses to “The Power of Social Media”

  1. George Lowry October 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    I’ll be 60 next month and even _I_ get it.
    I’ve met several now very dear friends thanks to FB and the Tweetie.

    In the simplest terms these applications are about collapsing otherwise prohibitive distances to relationship forming and nurturing.

    • elizabeth ann October 16, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

      Love this!

      Many of my closest friends were met via boards or social networking… Even this site- while most of the crew is based in Southern California, Lee is in England and Stewart is in Texas. I’ve never met Lee in person, but his presence in my life is wonderful. And Stewart is an old friend that technology has brought back into my life, even at a distance.

  2. elizabeth ann October 16, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

    There’s a whole lot of NerdLush love in this post… just sayin’.


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