Quick question about social media:
When you use it, are you communicating? or are you connecting?
Communication is about facts. Data, insight. Sharing links, sending that funny video viral. Connecting is in the moment, and fairly quickly forgotten under the barrage of more.
Connecting is about making someone feel heard. Understood, appreciated. Sharing links, and then discussing. Slowing down long enough to get to know someone. Connecting is about conversations.
I guess the question is, is social media the ideal tool for connecting? We know it’s great for communicating but…
I’d be curious to hear your thoughts.