What I learned from NTFM blogging

Before I ever had the module New Technologies for Marketers I must admit that I had never previously blogged or even knew what blogging entailed. It was only when I begin blogging as part of my NTFM module that I realized how complex blogging can be as their is much more to it then just simply expressing your opinion. You must also share videos you find relevant and share certain widgets on your page such as your Facebook or Twitter accounts. Blogging on WordPress is much different to other social media accounts that I am currently using as it is a lot more formal way of expressing ones opinion.

I am delighted now in hindsight that I have been educated in the use of blogs because social media is rapidly increasing in everyday life both socially and in the workplace. In marketing especially, social media is gaining extra importance and it seems to be involved one way or another in every assignment we carry out. I really enjoyed the fact that I was able to express myself in a module where my opinion was what mattered as their is no right or wrong answer. 

I am delighted to have learned so much about blogging and also how to make a video presentation. Hopefully I can pursue social media marketing further down the line in my studies as I really enjoyed NTFM,

even if I didn’t grace Colette with my presence quite as often as I would have liked. Image

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#AddictedtoTwitter

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Twitter is a social media site where users can express themselves in 140 characters which are known as tweets. It is different to other social media sites, such as Facebook as it is more of an account for micro-blogging. Twitter has been in active use since 2006 and at the moment has over 500 million users, with a staggering 340 million tweets sent daily and over 1.6 million search queries on the site. 

It is one of the top 10 most visited sites on the internet at the moment so addiction can be present with users without them being aware. Especially with the monumental growth in the number of people who own a smartphone, Twitter is now more accessible than ever. Its easy accessibility with its popular App. means that many users visit the site every hour, to either tweet or even just to see what others are tweeting about. it is quite irritating when you are in a conversation with someone and you suddenly realize you are playing second fiddle to their phone and more often than not, Twitter. I know from personal experience, the buzz associated with a new tweet along with the excitement and anticipation about how many “retweets” or “favourites” you can conjure up. This can almost take up all your concentration for a while where everything else may become irrelevant.

There are many people I follow that tweet excessively and it even seems that the response they receive can influence their daily mood as they give a new meaning to the term “freedom of speech”. More and more people are forgetting the simple pleasures of things like, waiting in a line or bumping into new people as they are too engrossed in their Twitter feed or else tweeting about something largely irrelevant. It is the small things in life that are being lost to Twitter that worry me most as I just wonder if this addiction keeps worsening, will people even talk in the future? Or will conversation be limited to Tweets?