Social media and blogging go hand in hand. From the early days of both mediums to their incredible growth, popularity and importance in today’s web world, it’s almost impossible to think of a time before blogging or social media. So why are some of the people “on the inside” complaining about it so much?
While the world complains about the state of the economy and the cost of gas, millions of people are dying of hunger and poverty. These people don’t have options like finding other jobs to pay the bills and put food on the table – instead they face a stark reality that many could never hope to understand. Blog Action Day 2008 aims to make their voices heard.
Whether you like him or not, there’s no denying that Jason Calacanis is a larger-than-life character that draws an equal share of positive and negative press. CEO of web engine Mahalo.com and co-founder of the likes of Weblogs Inc. and TechCrunch50, Calacanis has always been someone that advocates surrounding yourself with the very best and accepting no average imitations. Which makes his company’s latest job posting a tad ironic and contradictory.
One of the many benefits of social media is the way it encourages interaction, both on a personal and a business level. From building an online identity to offering/receiving expert knowledge and support, there’s no doubting that social media offers a medium for growth and community previously unseen. So why would proponents of social media make their blogs or websites anything but social?