Myrtle Beach Real Estate by Mirela

Is Social Media Our Way of Dealing With Our Hectic Lifestyles?

I knew there was discord in my relationship when I saw my boyfriend’s Facebook profile page.  Under Relationship Status it simply said: “It’s complicated”.  Really?  What exactly does that mean? 


We broke up several months ago, not long after my Internet discovery.  That was not a reason for the break-up; it was merely one of the “symptoms” of the “disease”…


Social Media has elevated our relationships to another level.  It has blurred the lines between business and pleasure, intimacy and friendship.  We have easy access to our friends’ status updates.  Tune in at any hour of the day or night and you can catch up on the daily lives of all your friends.  We know more about each other now than we ever have. 


Last night around 9pm I was still at the office catching up on unfinished business.  I sent one of my Facebook friends an e-mail about a deal we had just put together.  She sent me a response within seconds: 

“What are you doing still working on a Saturday night”, I asked. 

Her response came back promptly:  Yeah, doesn't say much about my social life does it!!!!” 

“Social life?  What’s that?” I asked.

Maybe Social Media is our way of dealing with our hectic lifestyles filled to the brim with activities, deadlines and overbooked schedules.  The lines are becoming more blurred between “virtual” and “real”, but somehow it all works.  Social Media has been invaluable to me in business.  I don’t think it’s done much for my personal life, but I enjoy catching up with my friends via the Internet.  My time is at a premium and it sure is nice to keep in touch in spite of the long hours spent working. 


I can’t help but wonder how the rest of you view the social media.  Are you active on Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, or Twitter?  How do you feel about the Social Media?  Has it helped you, or hurt you?  Please share your thoughts on this!


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Comment balloon 5 commentsMirela Monte • August 30 2009 07:06PM


I look forward to hearing from you on this subject.  Is the Social Media helping us?

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) over 10 years ago

Mirela, help us or not, it's here to stay. I enjoy blogging a lot and FB and twitter sometimes, but it's just one more thing to add to my already busy life. Thank goodness for tweetdeck that at least lets me post to both at the same time!


Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) over 10 years ago

I am not complaining.  Thank God for the Social Media, or else I wouldn't have any social life at all...

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) over 10 years ago

Mirela - I think it's a much better way to provide people information, whether it is about you, your business, or whatever.  For example, you post something on your facebook, and now everyone you are connected with knows exactly what you are up to.  The old fashioned way, you would never be able to reach all of your friends at once.  You could call some, and email others, but it would be a long process in getting your information out to everyone.  Now just post to facebook or twitter, and it goes out to everyone and it instantly updates.

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate over 10 years ago

Mirela -- I have no idea if it has helped me or hurt me!  -- at least business wise.  I do know I am in touch with some people via social media that I wouldn't be connected to, without it!  Some old friends and some cousins so that is a help.  I like FB and Twitter, and blogging - so in that sense, it has helped me -  part of my happiness.   Good question.

Posted by Alexsandra Stewart, Broker - Portland Oregon Real Estate (Remax equity group) over 10 years ago