Social sharing is the easiest and most widely used form of communicating and it is here to stay. In fact, we pin, like, tweet, friend, +1 and make our preferences known just by what we share online. We share millions of pieces of information every day as a way to stay in touch and quickly respond to the online world that we engage in every day. The Digital Generation, Millennials, and everyone else on the planet has the advantage of sharing online over multiple platforms.
Benefits Of Social Sharing
One of the great benefits of social sharing is that we can communicate globally with just an image or a video. There is no language barrier when an image or video is shared or goes viral. As social media has expanded the world has grown smaller connecting over 3 billion users instantly.
The way we spell has also been changed by the way we communicate in text and tweets. Acronyms have replaced words in an effort to expedite our communication. Handwriting is no longer being taught in school. Teachers are finding it difficult to instruct students that “text” abbreviations are not acceptable when doing written work. Students are so accustomed to social sharing online with abbreviations that they fail to make the transition when it comes to classroom work. Will spelling be the next to fall in the education wastebasket never to be taught?
Take a look at some of the most popular social sharing sites. Look at their numbers. Technology has made the world smaller and communication easier. The benefits of social sharing are only going to continue to grow and dominate communication.