With online apps like Facebook and MySpace everybody can be an aspiring artist or can share their thoughts to the world by posting blogs, portfolios or any sort of media. People can network for careers by socializing in the right circles, and joining the right groups. Companies can have profiles and can try and spread viral marketing via incentives and humorous advertising methods, to get people to pass messages on to their circle of friends.
But with every individual suddenly having an outlet to their voice,
dreams, hopes and goals, is there a cacophony of noise, of text and
media, floating around the web? Artists can try and start a career using
these apps and bypass traditional obstacles, but with so many people
using social media to do this, to put it frankly, only the diamonds in
the rough, or needles in the haystack, have any chance of getting a huge
amount of attention.
For 'Facebook Philosophers' not looking for a career, just for people to
listen and read their thoughts, how much effort will people spare in
viewing their media when so many people have philosophical rants about
the minutiae of their everyday life?
Networking via Facebook and companies using social media to advertise
might become requirements to stay competitive, since other forms of
networking and advertising are saturated and well-known. When this
happens online apps like Facebook might cease to be an innovative way
for companies or individuals to network or advertise, instead becoming
de rigeur. Then, like traditional mediums like television which were
once new, only the squeakiest wheel or the wheat of the chaff will get
paid attention to.
And, I do realize the irony in posting a blog to express this sentiment. :)
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