Socialnomics – Social Media Revolution!

Quote from Erik Qualman, Author of "Socailnomics"

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Written by Sarah Hardey

So, I have been thinking: why does our generation use social media? Why are college students so addicted to sharing, reading, writing, posting, viewing, advertising, exploring, buying, and building virtually? What is the Social Media Revolution? I realized that I haven’t really emphasized how big of a deal social media is to our culture and way of living, how it can make the best and biggest impression, and even more, the expansions we have gained by using it.

Last semester, I had been assigned to watch this particular YouTube video called “Social Media Revolution 3” created by Erik Qualman. This video is a few seconds over 4 minutes, and a few of the stats are out-of-date, but the overall impact of information overload is there. After you watch it, I can guarantee that your jaw will be dropped.

Now do you see the importance of Social Media — how powerful one tweet or one commercial can be, how one pic can make a huge impact, and how rapidly a particular thing can grow and spread across the web? I’m not trying to tell you to make a viral video or anything like that. I just wanted to show you that everything I have said before in my last posts proves that what you say and do online is extremely important and can make a difference in our world. Take, for instance, this blog. We, my fellow bloggers and I,  have reached out to the world about our topics. We have readers from Ireland, France, Thailand, Canada, Israel, Australia, Germany, Republic of Korea, Netherlands Antilles, the United Kingdom, the USA (of course), and Puerto Rico, all by tweeting, emailing, and posting on Facebook! COUNTRY LIST [pic].

I could go on and on as I already have, but I don’t want to bore you. So if you are interested and enjoyed this video please continue reading my past blogs…HERE

  • Find out my thoughts about Twitter through my personal experience: Tweeting for the first time [blog] HERE!
  • Read more about the Social Media Revolution [blog]  HERE
  • Read “Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business” by Erik Qualman [book] HERE!
  • Watch more YouTube videos about Social Media posted by Socilnomics09 [videos] HERE.

Erik Qualman quoted himself in the clip, saying, “We don’t have a choice on whether we DO social media, the question is how well we DO it.” I really liked this quote about how we should and ‘do’ use social media. At the end, Qualman has a fun clip of what happens in Vegas no longer stays in Vegas, which leads to this statement, “Word of Mouth is on Digital Steroids… World of Mouth.”

“Social Media Revolution!”

Are you part of the Revolution?

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About Sarah_h12

I'm the Social Media Director for EverGreen Carbon as well as an EMAC (Emerging Media and Communication) Student at UT Dallas. Follow me on Twitter: @s_hardey

Posted on April 17, 2012, in Communication, Facebook, Social Media, Social Media Revolution, Socialnomics, Twitter, YouTube and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Well like most things it has a good side and a bad side.

    The bad news is studies show we are becoming more and more distracted by the always on aspect of social media: http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/family/articles/2012/04/15/missed_connections_in_our_digital_lives/

    The good news is that ideas can spread incredibly quickly and have an immense impact, just look at Kony 2012 (which didn’t work out so well) or Caine’s Arcade (which has had an amazing result in a little more than a week!): http://cainesarcade.com/
    If you haven’t seen it yet, Caine’s Arcade is an amazing short film about a 9 year old boy’s cardboard arcade, located in his dad’s used auto parts store in East LA. The film went viral on Facebook and Twitter and 9 days later its been viewed 5 million times, people donated $172K for a scholarship for Caine so he can study engineering in college + another $172K for a Caine’s Arcade Foundation to support other creative kids.

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