Thursday, July 30, 2009

Social Media and Today

I have had several interesting social media experiences as of late -- one that is particularly funny.

A friend of mine handed me a ridiculously BIG book about social media. Which in and of itself is funny -- a paperback version of an ongoing story about how we relate to each other online. Old school vs. new school in a single package if you will. Secondly, the book is pretty much the less self-deprecatingly funny much more elaborate version of the one I would like to write. Perhaps I need to go back to the drawing board.

That is a good book. So I happened to post a Twitter "tweet" about the book and within moments the author of the book had re-tweeted, and thanked me for the post. Irony? Or is it, should it be... expected?

We are in the time and place where everyone is equal and accessible -- if only they are connected. It is a pretty awesome time to be networking, when we now have the ability to monitor not only the people we are interested in, and their somewhat mundane lives (for example: me and 1.6 million other people know that Ashton Kutcher's dog had a run-in with a skunk this week), but also what is being said about us. And we want them to talk about us... we need them to somehow to fulfil a need... even us.... introverts.

Awesome and scary. It will be interesting to see how this neutralizes celebrity, or exacerbates celebrity seekers.

Meghan Wier
Author Writer Web Consultant

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Books-A-Million Book Signing: July 18th 2009

This past Saturday, I had a great book signing at the Books-A-Million on Steelcreek at Rivergate in Charlotte. It was a great time and many people stopped in to get their copy of Confessions and just to visit. Thanks to everyone who made it out to keep an introvert company!

Meghan Wier
Author Writer Web Consultant