|Beautiful Social Media Heart Collage by Kathleen Donovan on Flickr.com|
Some of us spend the entire day behind the laptop only to wonder where time went. Many of us find it difficult to have meaningful face to face conversations. Some folks are very interesting and inspiring on Facebook or Twitter but are the opposite of their online persona when you actually meet them. Can you still look a friend or stranger in the eye when speaking to him or her without flinching. I came across this video titled 'Look Up' - A spoken word film for an online generation written, performed & directed by Gary Turk. The message of the video is very clear. It talks about the need to drop that smart phone and look up. Don't let your life pass you by. It is a very inspiring video and it was the stimulus I required for this post. Ironically, the video has been viewed by over 27 million people on Youtube and I hear that it has also gone viral on Twitter but I am not going there....lol.
|Facebook Connection Social Network Media by Simon on Pixabay.com|
This is an advanced age and social media helps one to become aware of activities happening worldwide without actually leaving the four walls of your room or office. For instance, the ongoing case of the teenage girls kidnapped in Chibok, Borno state, Nigeria by Boko Haram. The use of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram has helped spread the word especially the #Bringbackourgirls campaign. The united voices of concerned Nigerians are being heard on a global perspective through these platforms and hopefully these girls would be found and rescued soon. We all have these girls in our prayers. It just occurred to me that Boko Haram claims to be against Western education or Westernisation but how come the leader records videos to send out the group's messages? I know that the first video tape recorder was invented by Charles Paulson Ginsburg (a Westerner). In addition, how come these so called videos are created in a form that is compatible with Youtube and other social media platforms?
To be continued.
Kathleen Donovan created the beautiful Social Media Heart Collage Flickr.com
Simon on Pixabay.com