How do social media companies make their money? How are they worth so much money? Why do investors find investments in social media companies attractive? How much are you contributing to these platforms through your participation? I hope these questions will provoke you into considering how much time you are spending on these platforms. If we leave a social media platform, what happens to it? Why do you think these platforms are always coming up with new exciting things that you can do on their platforms? Why do the more prominent companies buy certain startups? By now, you would have figured out that your time is valuable to social media companies. First, they need your attention; then they require you to keep coming back. What is the incentive that keeps you coming back? Why do you check your phone every so often? Now how many of those conversations that you have had in the past are easily accessible and usable? A musician can still get paid for music which is 40 years old. How about your content? Some people are more valuable than others on social media. They keep people entertained on a daily basis. But how much are they worth? We have a problem. We are providing the value that social media companies are using to make billions of dollars. So I’m not blaming them for that. We are on these social media platforms by choice. But what if you want to be compensated for the value you give? Imagine if Facebook was to give every
Social Media Is About Talking To People Most people are using social media platforms as distribution channels for content that they have produced elsewhere. They share a piece of content and wait for comments. Sometimes the comments don’t come, but they continue trying. We like to share pieces of content that we believe our friends will appreciate. We may do so to ‘break the news’, or it could be share something that has surprised us. Sometimes we get comments and sometimes we don’t. The posts that attract the most attention are death notices, weddings, birthdays, and graduations. Many people appreciate special occasions. Social media is people. People want to have a conversation. They want to express their opinions. If you want more engagement with people, you need to ask more questions. The questions are more important than the answers. The questions help the brain to start thinking. Without questions, the mind remains idle, but with questions, the neurons go into overdrive. I like questions because they challenge our preconceived religious and political biases. We become better people when we welcome questions. If I ask you an awkward question, you do not have to answer it; you can ask a counter question or think again about your beliefs. So my question is: do you think social media is a waste of time?
In the last few days, I resolved to post unique blog posts on facebook, Blogger, Linkedin, Medium, WordPress, and Steemit. Its not a lot of work for me because i just document what i do. Then i discovered that Steemit has a WordPress plugin! So this post is to check that the plugin actually works. I have followed the instarucrions for setting it up and this is the moment of truth. If I have done it wrong, I will make sure I fix this before I go to sleep! [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSd9bGrUdyo&vol=50&width=640&height=360[/embedyt] SaveSave SaveSave
The dreams We dream big. Sometimes too big. But it’s okay to dream big. I have had many big dreams since I was a little boy and I continue to dream big. But I’m more realistic now than when I was younger. But maybe we ask fewer questions as we grow older. Everyone said ‘dreams can come true, ’ but they never said how. Most left it to God to decide their fate. They said we must work very hard to achieve our dreams. We all work very hard, but the dreams are still dreams for most people. It all seemed as if one ‘needed the luck to be on their side’ or needed to be ‘at the right place at the right time.’ Most people also believe and still do, that ‘divine intervention’ would deliver their dreams. Then others give up on dreaming altogether because ‘there is no point.’ Why bother dreaming when reality says otherwise? I have come to realise that we should never stop dreaming, that the dream is not the problem. Its how we plan to achieve the vision which is problematic. This is what I want to talk about in this ebook. The ebook is itself a result of a decision I have made to achieve a dream. I want to write books. That is the dream. This is the start of that goal. In this eBook I detail how I have managed to get the dream realised, using simple, deliberate steps. I have never