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The Top 8 Reasons I’m Thankful for Social Media

Thank you for Sharing and ConnectingIt’s Thanksgiving weekend here in the United States, and this time every year people show appreciation for their friends, family, co-workers, and this year, jobs.  But I wanted to thank one more thing…Social Media.

So, I ask that you indulge me in listing my top 8 reasons that I am thankful for Social Media.  I know it’s a bit self-serving, but today, at the start of the holiday season, I ask you to follow along.

I’m thankful for social media because:

  1. Social media gives us the opportunity to connect with friends and family long lost.  Whether from high school, or just lost over time, we can wish them a “Happy Holiday.”
  2. Social media keeps us connected to the world.
  3. Social media allows us to know exactly how our friends and family are feeling, and to respond immediately.
  4. Social media allows us to share important events with those that can’t or are unable to be there in person.
  5. Social media allows us to connect with people we may never have met before.
  6. Social media helps us realize that no matter what we are going through, we are not alone.
  7. Social media allows us to solicit and receive advice from people we trust, without having to ask.
  8. Social media allows us to brag about our kids, new job, new car, new life, and have people join in the celebration.

So, there you have it.  My reasons for being thankful for social media.  What are yours?  I’d love to know.

And, Happy Thanksgiving.

 

Resources:

Facebook Users Now Separated by 4.74 Degrees  

Friends with Benefits: Do Facebook Friends Provide the Same Support as Those in Real Life?  

The Moral Benefits of Facebook

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