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Social Media Day is Tomorrow!

Social Media Day

Tomorrow, we celebrate social media and all the ways it has changed our world.

You know it’s 2016 when you don’t just check social media every day, you celebrate it! Now a reality, Mashable began observing Social Media Day back in 2010, and it’s been growing in notoriety ever since.

Social Media Day is celebrated on June 30th as a way to commemorate everything social media has brought into our world. Think about it; Without social media, would you know about your second cousin’s new job? Would you have seen pictures of your friend’s trip to Fiji yet? Would you know what your loose acquaintance had for lunch? You could probably do without the last, but social media is a powerful tool.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, etc. have made it possible to connect people across the globe, facilitating the spread of new thoughts and ideas. That’s something worth celebrating!

Frankly, I wish there could be more of a balance between social media and our times together as human beings.  I’m always amazed at how tied down folks are with their devices.  When I’m at a social engagement, I place my phone on silent and I put it away.  I can’t tell you how often I’ll share a meal with a friend and their phone is front and center on the table, as if they’re a surgeon on call.

If one of my children is traveling or returning to town, I’ll state that I’d like to check it now and again because I just want to know that they have landed safely.  Other than that or someone that has asked you if you’d be available to them because they are ill, why can’t we take a break from our devices and enjoy one another’s company without those distractions?

I guess what I’m trying to share is that I acknowledge and recognize how powerful social media is for all of us.  But there’s a time and a place!

Happy Social Media Day from The Maria Sanchez Show! If you want a break from scrolling through Facebook but still want to learn what’s going on in the world, check out our newest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown. Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT!

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