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What is Social Media - An Envy Amplifier?

i Saikat Sengupta
Category: Technology
Date: 22/04/2011
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What is the Definition of Social Media: A Medium to Communicate and Start Interactive Dialogues? Another Way for Businesses to Promote their Service? A Tool for Political Parties to Run Election Campaigns? What?

I decided to start this debate after reading a recent article by Seth Godin: “The Internet as Envy Amplifier”. He has made some good points there. Read the article http://goo.gl/AL1XJ

I think, not the internet but social media is to be blamed for this guilt. People still use internet for some other purposes but using social media is a time pass, an addiction and a sheer wastage of time – Social Media has Lost its Direction.

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What is Social Media - An Envy Amplifier?

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People hardly use social media to search information

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On social media you are bound to see other’s personal moments

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Constant alerts from Social Sphere keep you distracted from work

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Nothing remains personal on Social Media

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It’s all about how you use technology – it\'s not right to blame the technology

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Social Media is the easiest way for the brands to reach to their customers

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Social Media has redefined the marketing concept – it is indispensable now

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Social Media is virtual social circle – a way of socializing online; it makes life easier

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we must undertstand the power of the social media,,, we must harness its true efficacy,, we can use this for timepass,, for obtaining information,, for marketing, and hell lots of many things, basically it depends on your own outlook,, what u want to do,,, but I feel,,,, in todays world,,, social media is entangled with us,,, so use its productivity.

Posted by Tanumoy Hazra on 25/05/2011 at 02:32 PM

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Social media are called so only because of their original intent. But when people use it in unanticipated ways they become very poweRful information technology mechanisms. Facebook is one huGe common web portal for 600 m people. Twitter is a realtime news and URL distributor. Linked in is a huge single prOfessional tracking website. Foursquare has not seen it's full Potential as a location tracking mechanism. Making life easier is why grandma and grandpa are signing up and usingbthem!

Posted by Nari Kannan on 23/04/2011 at 04:07 PM

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if I am allowed to sight my personal views I wud say Social Media, for me had been primarily an information base.. networking definitely plays an important role.. we get to share our views and get to know what others think on the same.. I am known for being a twitter addict.. I got glued to the network for one simply reason.. it brought the information world closer to mee..i will like to put forth an example here.. there was a mild earthquake in Guwahati once.. within minutes I came to know bout it through twitter.. my father used to work there...immediately I gave him a call to check if he was alright.. he was surprised to know that the news has spread so fast.. it was then when I realized social media works faster than mass media...

Posted by Sumana Chakraborty on 22/04/2011 at 02:33 PM

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