Do you ever feel like you’re a little fish in a big pond when using social media? Well you are! In fact 85% of the population has access to the Internet and hundreds of millions more are getting online each year. There are many credible online sources that can verify the numbers, but my point is that we have this amazing ability to connect to billions of people right here and right now.
Like schools of fish, Internet users benefit from their many connections. We can selectively and instantly connect to 85% of the population, which gives us amazing opportunities that people did not have twenty years ago. We can quickly find resources, employment opportunities, romance, help with problems, cures, old friends and family, and raise awareness for causes to name a few. Most of us have not even started to tap into the resources available to us because the Internet and social media are and still in their pioneering stages. We have so much to learn and more to gain. I often wonder what the digital landscape will look like when my seven-year-old is an adult, how he will use the Internet and if I will be able to keep up with all the new media? The future is exciting and I plan to learn more about new media , and perhaps even invent ways to harness the power of the growing mobile and digital population. I’ll let you know what I find out.