Happy Social Media Day!

SMD_logo_v1Today is one of the most important, fun, overwhelming, nonsensical days around — Social Media Day!

Who doesn’t use social media these days? I mean, even my hubby uses texts and email (the rest take too much time to learn).

Mashable launched Social Media Day in 2010 as a way to recognize and celebrate social media’s impact on global communication. While every day is essentially Social Media Day, June 30th, 2016 marks the seventh-annual official global celebration.

Social media is our adversary and our savior.

At a glance we can see what’s going on with our friends and neighbors and Kanye. We can chat in places we can’t talk (bathroom, anyone?), sign documents and send them without touching paper, give and take advice for free, and learn the latest dance moves and how to make quinoa, all without leaving the confines of our comfy chair.

Of course, the B side of all this is TMI. We can find out what starlet is not wearing underwear, our friend’s political slant, and who got busted and/or jailed and/or wound up in the hospital.

It’s an ugly world sometimes, and social media can make it better or worse.

There’s nothing better than an inspirational ditty that shows up on your Facebook or Twitter account. They kinda catch you off guard and hook ya into believing in the world and yourself.  But there’s also a dark side to instant messages. Bullying, suicides, rants, nude pics, dope deals,  all can make a bad situation worse.  Sometimes it’s hard to filter out the bad to sift out the good.

So you’ve got to take a stand and clean your mind and the clutter that comes your way. There will always be some one — or some thing — you don’t agree with. Big deal. Let it pass. Tweet your tweet, post your post, Pinterest your Interest and move on.

Be nice on Social Media Day. And Every Day your words are dancing across the air. There are a lot more important things in the world than number of tweets and pings and stats and all that goes with the monster called Social Media. Like reading my blog! Like writing YOUR blog! Like tweeting “I love you” to a family member. Like sending a joke to someone who can’t get around.

Have fun! For what better way to announce the good things in your life than on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram, WordPress, Google, yadda yadda yadda….?

Have a great weekend everyone!

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