We can all debate the pros and cons of social media but the one thing that I love is the connection. Each of the channels I use is different connections. I only use text, Twitter, and Instagram.
There is one text app that the family uses as a group and I don’t talk to or follow anyone else on it so when I get pinged from that app, I know it is from the family which I love. I only use text message for people that I have relationships with. I am able to have rapid fire convos with people that I want to talk to from friends and founders. I really don’t like it when someone texts me that I don’t know. I hate it when someone calls me who I don’t have a relationship with. Email is for that.
Twitter is my media feed. What is happening in the world, what people are writing about, what is trending in the world and supposed important information that I need to keep my head filled with nonsense.
Last is Instagram. There are so many things I love about Instagram. I follow people in the design world from architecture to art, people and restaurants in the food world, and people and designers in the fashion world. Things I am interested in. The best is being able to see what my friends are up. I am literally watching a few friends kids grow up. I see where people are eating and what they are seeing that is of interest to them. I saw a good friend got engaged. The platform makes me feel more connected than less connected. It is like the new water cooler and it works for me.
Being in LA, we find ourselves entrenched where we are, but I can stay connected and feel part of the program when I am not in NYC or anywhere else. I like it.