Social Media is Here

As a parent, youth worker and communicator I am fully involved with social media. I admit, it is hard to keep up especially when it changes so often and so quickly. Here is a brief overview on how “social media is here:”

Unless you have been under a rock for the past 5+ years, you are fully aware of how “social media” is now part of everyday life. If you are under 30 years-old, you might be saying, “duh” especially since the internet just celebrated it’s 30 year birthday. That’s right, on Jan 1, 1983 the US Department of Defense (DOD) launched the TCP/IP protocols and the internet was born (I don’t know if Al Gore was present or not for the birth.)

The past few years have proven that the internet is more than just a passing fad. As a matter of fact, take a look at last year at-a-glace in this “State of Social Media” graphic provided by The SEO Company