Call me a hypocrite, I work in social media and I’m sick of the term. Day in and out I’m inundated with it, whether it be in my Twitter stream, while I’m trying to read business articles, or when I’m working with a client.
And, along the way I’ve found my use of social media to be changing. For example, I still use Twitter to connect with friends and business associates but lately I’ve also used it as an immediate news source. So, as our use of these social portals change, should the term?
If you were to rename the term social media, what would it be? Maybe “immediate communication” or “instant gratification.” Would love to hear your ideas.
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