Why social media is not fickle... - Amanda Foy

Why social media is not fickle…

Anyone sitting in a mindspace that social media is for young people or that it is a fickle method of communication that is doing nothing for society, I want to grab you and shake you and say WAKE UP.  You will find that it is traditional media who spruik the negatives of social media, and I’m not la-la enough to admit that there are some pretty horrendous stories out there with social media.  

Just for today though, let’s have a think and list all the GREAT things that have happened because of social media.  It’s powerful, it’s made the world a smaller place, it’s opened up the world of people who don’t have the gift of being able to leave their home.


So folks, if you are still sitting there saying “I never will”, go read about Channel 9 and Channel 10 in Australia and suck in that pride and hurry up and get on it.  You are missing out big time if you don’t.


  1. Wow! That’s amazing. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. That’s beautiful, thanks for sharing!!

    I always liked what the Queensland Police and the community did during the floods in Q in 2011… QPS were out there, giving facts, road closures, information, busting myths and rumours and making sure people stayed informed and safe…

    … the community were out there, helping people, offering dry places and transport for animals, including pets, horses, livestock and any rescued wildlife that needed shelter. (That was before the evacuation centres were allowing pets) It was good to see there were so many people who were able and willing to help… and now there was a way to get in touch with those people!

    Yes, there are some stupid people out there, but there are a lot of really good people, who want to help, and now have the opportunity and ability to share their lives in a meaningful way. I like it.

    • I agree Pauline – out of 1,000,000,000 users you’d have to think the majority were good people.

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