In many previous postings I have been pondering on the importance of Social Media for business and how it will change our cooperation. Today I would like to discuss our dependence on such technologies:
I still remember the days in the mid-80’s when email addresses were written with exclamation marks and you had to know the path through the servers for the mail to arrive. E-mail was a “nice to have” gadget and nobody entrusted important information to it. All the “real” company and external information came per paper mail.
These days passed more quickly than I anticipated. It was in the late 90’s when a pharmaceutical company in my town had to send the employees home after an email outage. It had taken a mere 10 years for email to become an indispensable business tool.
If Facebook or Twitter would be down today there might not be a big stir in the business community except for the guys from the marketing department but in a few years a Social Media outage could very well bring business to a grinding halt.
Certainly if a blog site would go down we would feel the pain. Maybe not immediately but after a day or two. A Twitter outage could very well lead to more severe withdrawal symptoms.
TechCrunch recently pointed to a nice parody video on YouTube called The Social Network 2 – If Zuckerberg Deleted Facebook Parody Trailer. It is worth watching.
Sometimes we feel already depraved if we have to turn off our devices during a presentation. Enjoy the video “Gotta Share!”
What do you think? Which Social Media Apps could you not live without?
- The Social Network 2 – If Zuckerberg Deleted Facebook Parody Trailer (techcrunch.com — quoted above)
- Could You Live Without Social Networks? (DannyBrown.me)
- Why People Can’t Live Without Social Media (ContentCustoms Blog)
- Imagining College Life Without Social Media (US News)
- How to Back Up Your Social Media Accounts (ponderingtechnology)
- Could your inbox soon be permanently empty ? (talesfromthelou.wordpress.com)
- Twitter, There’s Nothing Wrong With Being A Social Network – TechCrunch (techcrunch.com)
- Aus Papier, Leder und Metall: Account von sozialem Netzwerk aus den 90ern gefunden (Der-Postillon.com)