Early Sunday morning (although for me it still felt like Saturday because I had yet to go to bed and it wasn’t long after midnight…), I shared a photo that I took on Saturday of Matt and Miranda in honour of Star Wars Day (AKA May the Fourth be with you).
I managed to get picked up by NL Blogger’s Daily through a tweet I posted sharing the blog post. This is generated through paper.li and it’s a way you can create your own online newspaper. Once you set up some parameters, you can can automatically find, publish and promote articles, photos and videos from across the web. It’s an interesting concept and I’ve seen some various people using including some parenting bloggers and other industry-specific social media accounts (primarily on Twitter).
It’s always interesting to see when social media channels crossover. I think it helps to keep conversations going. It adds an element of fluidity to the whole thing. Maybe you see a news article on Twitter and there’s a hashtag you can follow to read what others are saying. Then you pop over to Facebook and see other people talking, commenting and sharing information about the same topic. The conversation continues.
How often will I recall a piece of news I read, yet I’ll have difficulty remembering if it was originally read either in a news alert, an post on Facebook, a tweet on Twitter or on a website or online news service.
Sometimes this can cause repetition and a lot of noise. And often it can cause certain news stories to seem more important because people active in social media are either sharing the information at a higher frequency, or you just notice it more because you’re not hearing about the other stuff that’s floating around in the news world.
But don’t worry, I won’t let this go to my head. I’ll try to stay grounded and humble…