When I opened this email, I was SO excited. An invitation to a dinner from one of our vendors, it was to be held one night during a big event that I was scheduled to attend. “How fun” I thought, “I bet there will be many cool people there”. So I went out and bought a new outfit.
A few days passed and I realized that the gal who sent the email had not called to verify the invite. I opened the email and reread it, wondering, did I misunderstand? Was I to RSVP, or wait for her to call?
Remember when Social Media consisted of AOL or Yahoo chat rooms? If the room was busy, the comments would scroll by so fast that you could hardly read them! Back then, the main purpose was to be social and connect with people from all over the world, except for an occasional bot trying to promote some porn or dating site, the majority of the people online did not seem to care about promoting their business, they were just looking to make friends.
With the growth of this type of media, times sure have changed. While it does seem that the majority of people are still looking to connect with others, promoting business sure seems to play a larger role. It’s like we are mixing business with pleasure with hopes of creatively connecting to make some sales. Now days, it seems like the social media sites are more than just a place to make friends and kill some time.