Social Media is…

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In an effort to lighten things up here at Leveraging Life and take a break from the cancer topics, I thought now would be as good of a time as any to drift into the social media arena, something near and dear to my heart as it has changed the way we interact with each other on a daily basis.

If we were to take a survey and ask people what social media is to you…the answers would be as random as the demographic of the people surveyed.

It is something I use to connected

-It is a form of advertising and marketing

-It is a distraction 

-It is channel for communication

-It is just another form of noise

Regardless of what your opinion is or where you land on this subject there is no escaping the impact and influence social media is having on our lives. Like most things in our lives there is both good and bad depending on how we how we use them and if we find a healthy balance. With social media I think the same can be true and for the most part our lives are better because of it, provided we have a balance.

In my opinion there are three areas where social media has made has made the greatest impact in our lives.