One thing we always talk of in social media is the need to share. Instead of being all about “me”, how about sharing “all about you”? Recommend blogs, Twitter users, people worth knowing, offering good advice free of charge – being social. The key factor in successful social media is letting go of the selfish approach.
Ninety years ago today, men that would have been true leaders in social media had the term being around then saw the end of what many call The Great War.
More than 8.5 million men gave their lives selflessly to make the world a better place. 21 million were wounded, while 7.75 million were listed as missing in action.
While we may mention sharing and looking out for others in social media, we have nothing on those brave and selfless souls from so many years ago. We offer our help so freely online – would we have been so eager to offer our help for our countries in the same way as these men did? I’d like to say I would, but I just don’t know.
The world has come a long way since these dark days, and yet it has moved forward little in so many other ways. We owe it to these men from the turn of last century to continue to move the world forward. These men were the true leaders – they can teach us a lot.