We’ve been watching the outcomes and post listings for quite some time now in this regard. Tracking credible sources and information from different sources in order to decipher what people think and how they react.
News, we feel, is different to different people. Financial news has different meanings than to world news or local news although; it can be argued that these are in fact very much linked.
Of stark interest to us have been the reactions of people with regards to the unfortunate events in Paris this week. Videos and dialogs have filled Facebook, from CCTV footage prior to the attacks and after. The aftermath of the world’s reactions have then filled our News Feeds and then the reactions of people that have dually mentioned other conflict and attacks in different parts of the world that never made it to “world news”.
One thing we really need to remember is that with social media not everything is fact. There is a heavier weight on opinion than there is on fact. This is because well, its personal opinions of individuals rather than an industry that should be regulated by fact. This last point is also debatable but that’s for another time.
We are not discrediting social media at all, it still is one of the best sources to use when researching a topic and the market research it offers is amazing. The value it adds to a company or business is still exponential compared to other avenues. What we’re saying is, because of the power that social media wields, it can be easy to see why some people accept the contents as ‘news’ or ‘fact.’
Social media still remains one of the best ways of keeping up to date with friends and events, keeping in mind that some sources are very opinionated still doesn’t detract from the charge that social media as a whole provides.
What are your thoughts of the content that is now being published on social media? We’d love to hear your opinion, you can contact us here or on any of our various social media platforms.