Self-disclosure on social media is not just about building trust and forming relationships. ‘Social Enhancement & Social Compensation’ is another theory concerning people’s online presence and behaviour that associates the offline popularity of a user & how it relates to their behaviour on social media.
What do you think? Does social media connect or disconnect people in real life? I don’t know the answer, but I know it’s an important issue as online social networks are becoming as real as our real life, and it’s getting harder and harder to make a distinction.
Day 1 of New Media Europe 2015 ended in style with #UKPodAwards (the photo above). With all the brilliant talks during the first day, the bar was already high for the second day presenters. But before any of them even had a chance, Peter Billingham hit the floor and raised it even higher! It was 8:30 on a Sunday morning for God’s sake, but we were “happy!”
Let’s cut the crap. Having an Instagram profile is not a social media strategy. Nope, having a Facebook page is not enough either! It gets to a point where it’s not fun anymore! Getting twenty emails a day from self-proclaimed ‘social media gurus’ and another ten from ‘social media ninjas’ and many more from its ‘mavens’ and ‘masters’ and all the other smankers is just sad.