I was trying to explain to a friend about social media and it got me thinking. How do you explain social media? It’s such a wide and open definition that it’s almost impossible to explain and grasp all at once. Social media itself is very dynamic; the mean of it keeps on changing each day. What social media was 3 years ago is not necessarily what social media is now. More importantly, social media has a different definition to each person.
How can we explain it and grasp its full meaning? Any social media person can go on forever about social media. It’s because we’re excited about it. We have embraced it. It’s part of our daily lives. And most importantly, it’s something that we’re passionate about. But how can we best explain to someone who don’t understand it? And how can we keep our definition simple enough that will get others intrigue by it? Instead of a long winded explanation, why not limit ourselves to our social media constraints. But instead of 140 characters, let’s make it one word.
And so I asked. What better way to ask than tweet out the question on Twitter?
Here are the answers that I have received:
My answer? I have to agree w/ @doniree and say “community.”
How would you explain social media in one word?