May 2011 Archive
“Every day is a journey to be traveled; it’s all about attitude and state of mind.” writes Jenna Makowski. Even a good book is a journey in of itself. As a traveler, teacher and writer – her own journeys have taken her to places far and away which have enriched her life and her state [...]
Sometimes you think you have had enough of the world, whether it be from extensive travel or all the things life throws in one’s path. So was the case for Meg Pier. Whatever events happened, she gained a new perspective and new lust for life and travel. She has found her sense of purpose and [...]
Claire van den Heever and Iain Manley decided to leave London and visit Shanghai. It took them 18 months, 39,000 kilometers, 20 countries and several bad hotels to complete the task. They are now on their return trip to Cape Town, South Africa, where they both call ‘home’.
Welcome to part two of the ‘tides of social media’ discussion. If you’ve missed Part One – check it out as there are some interesting responses. To revamp, the questions were:
(I am curious how large a role social media plays in your assorted positions as travel bloggers, writers, authors and in your assorted work-related situations.) What do you consider true social media? How do you use it? How often do you use it? Is it effective?
The discussions about ‘social media’ ebb and flow much like the tides. Or, possibly more like a recycling project. One week the banter about it is non-stop. The next week, a new topic will be dissected into small pieces. But, talk about social media never fails to reappear when a new app shows up for this or someone’s found a new outlet for that. The discussion cycle starts all over again.
Due to the number of responses, and their length, this will be a two part panel discussion article. Follow along to see what our first 7 (of 13) contributors consider true social media, how they use it, how often they use it and if they feel it is effective.