Upon my initial jaunt into the world of Web 2.o, I often found myself firmly standing at the ends of the spectrum, either one extreme or the other. I was either dumfounded on what to post/share/tweet/etc. or I was overwhelmed by the amount of information available to post/share/tweet/blah blah blah. These two situations did nothing for my social network because they rendered me inactive. My blogspot writings stand as a witness to my ineffective efforts at socializing.
I am the typical millennial. I first stepped into the realm of the World Wide Web with the likes of chat rooms, AIM, and MSN messenger. What followed was Myspace, Facebook, Blogger, and Flickr. I have finally joined the tweet-or-die revolution, WordPress, and am a mayor on foursquare. But how did the change occur?
The key: I started sharing information. I started blogging about things that were sent to me or that I had happened upon. Then I started tweeting or retweeting those things. I tagged people in posts/tweets/shouts. And started searching for my own information.
What we all must realize is that this is the WORLD Wide Web. There is endless information at our fingertips! Find what interests you and start sharing it (it is very likely that there is someone else in the world who would appreciate it). Be yourself, like what you like, and share it. Be transparent and enjoy the possibilities of the WWW.
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