December 21, 2009

Southern Hospitality

Social Networks are not just for "keeping up with people" or advertising your local business.

It's about the relationships.

That is not being said because my company specializes in social advertising and we want to "persuade." The camaraderie that social networks allow you to have is the bottom line.

These networks (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn ect) have kept individuals in the loop about lunch get-together's, mixers, volunteer opportunities, giveaways, for-sales, help wanted, or maybe just a support forum.

Watching my own account the other day, I began reading my real-time feed and saw that a local chef was having car trouble. It being late at night, calling every contact in his phone probably crossed his mind but perhaps didn't want to bother them.

So, he tweets "in need of jumper cables" and gave his location. Astoundingly, several "tweeps" responded and eventually someone met him and gave him a hand.

It is nice to see people coming together to help each other using the one device most of the world is already using.

What is the world coming to when grandma has Facebook?


♥Georgie♥ said...

what a great story!!!

Mack Momma said...

Thank you Georgie :)