At this point in the game, we know that social media is not about the tools. Cool as they can be, social media is not about the apps.
Social media is about connecting with people, truly connecting with people – one person at a time.
Connection = growth. No connection = stagnation.
Connection = friendships. No connection = acquaintances. Connection = impact and influence. No connection = just another voice in the crowd.
Connection = cheering friends on from the audience. No connection = offering support in 140 characters or less.
I have made some great friends through social media and when they are places that I am not - it makes me sad. Not sad in a boo-hoo kind of way but sad in a bummed-out I miss them kind of way.
Feeling sorry for me yet? Don't.
You can't miss what you never had and I am fortunate to be part of such a vibrant social community and to have many wonderful people in my life.
Who's sad? Not me. I am social media happy. Here's to creating opportunities for our paths to cross - and connect - again.