Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Power of Social Media and When to Back Off

Social media is a both a godsend and a distraction. The other day, I read on Mashable about the photo that went viral when someone took a picture of the plane that crashed into the Hudson River shortly after leaving from a NY airport. Perhaps you remember that day, and if you do, it is probably attributable to the media and perhaps this iconic photo, which I feel free to post given it has already been all over the Internet and is merely a screen capture from the Mashable article. I also offer a screen capture of the tweet from the person who took the photo. But most of all, direct you to the story on Mashable which touts Twitter and social media, but also concludes by urging us to also sometimes get off of social media and talk to one another face-to-face. The post also reminds us to protect ourselves online and that anything we post online is public.

Read the article here: "I Took the Iconic 'Miracle of the Hudson' Photo."
If you took the time to read the Mashable article on social media, I would love to hear what you have to say. Post a reply.