- It's easier to keep up with the milestones of your friends' lives. Sounds strange, but sometimes we really care about someone, but we lost touch. Then we run into them, ask about the spouse, and find out the hard way that they're not together. Social networking helps avoid those awkward moments.
- Finding out what you have in common. It may never come up in conversation that you're a big fan of Douglas Adams, but quote him in a Twitter post and it's amazing how people will respond. Same thing with the 25 Things About Me that is making the rounds on Facebook. Some people think it's impersonal, but what a fun way to learn more about people you know!
- Giving. As important as giving and helping other people is, this alone could be the number one reason to get into social networking sites. It's easier to give online because information is so easy to find, share, and distribute. And information - the right information - can be extremely valuable.
- Remembering people's names! :-) Online and in person. If you forget people's names, find them on Facebook and study their FACE until you can remember their name.
Some Things are Easier in Social Media
Have you examined your in person techniques and feel ready to take the plunge into social networking? Good news, some things are easier!