During the past weeks, I was able to follow and be followed by fellow Filipinos in Twitter. These guys rock! Like me, I believe that they too are starting to explore social media channels to express their thoughts, ideas, opinions and own work. It’s a common thing for me to promote works of people I know more than my own in Twitter. Why? Why not?
Silly it may sound knowing that I have no clue who these people are outside the net. Basically, a conversation determines the connection between people in social media channels. Personality, character, wisdom, name all that you can think of, is being determine thru healthy conversations.
Awhile ago, a good friend, @mistygirlph, wrote a guest post on Graham Smith’s blog and it was full of heart. I was like listening to her heart when she was writing it. Very passionate and very professional! She is a friend who did a good job ergo; I started spreading her beautiful work. I was humbled with the words thank you and for gestures of supporting fellow Filipinos and I appreciate it. There were also some others who said the same thing during the past weeks.
How Do I Feel?
I believe that supporting each other is not really a Filipino thing though it is deeply rooted in our cerebellum; I think helping each other is a basic human social trait. We cannot brand it as a part of someone else’s culture or practice. It is a human trait.
Ideally, most of the people who know each other promote and push each other to reach the top. Rarely do you see crab mentality happening but I guess it happens too. That is one of the best things about social media. If people find you interesting, friendly, and witty or funny, they will acknowledge your efforts thus, becoming part of the connected nation.
To Be A Part Of
You will find there are a lot of people who are evangelizing Social Media. How Tos, strategies, best ways, everybody wants to be a prophet of Social Media to the point that the message starts becoming noise. A lot of us dive into the realms of social media and and start doing our best to be sociable with those who went ahead and gained phenomenal popularity hoping that they acknowledge us or get a chance to have a conversation. Who doesn’t want to have a conversation with Guy Kawasaki, Liz Strauss, Rob Scoble and other celebrities? Most of us want it. We want to be acknowledged.
I may not have the popularity of our celebrities and I’m way, way behind to become famous like them. But there’s one thing I know to be acknowledged by others and that is to remember basic human social traits. Aren’t those, after all, the foundations of Social Media?
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