Why Social Media? …And How Do I Know I’m Doing It Right?

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If you have ever asked yourself either of these questions, let me start by telling you I completely understand.  Social media can seem like a self-perpetuating society of sorts where rather than actually connecting and interacting with people in real life, we are actually just interacting with our computer and smartphone screens.  The truth is however, as one article pointed out in the readings this week, that social media is actually bringing us closer together and in a world of busy calendars and commutes to work, social media allows us to connect with people we may not have any other opportunity to connect with.  Just because our family is now miles away as a result of a new job, doesn’t mean we can no longer have meaningful connections with them.  In fact, because of social media, we can have interactions on an in depth level despite the fact that they…

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