Social Media – A Family Connection

Social Media – A Family Connection

Lila Aviles, Jayro Bustamante, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Daniel Zovatto, Marcel Ruiz, Malina Saval
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Social media is a perfect vehicle for connections between family and friends. While it has many marketing opportunities there is a more personal side to social media worth exploring.

For instance, families used to connect only through the occasional letter that may be passed around from one family member to another and photos of grandchildren were passed along in Christmas cards.

Today social media is having an impact on how scattered families can remain connected. Beyond the useful emails, the use of social media can allow families to access a number of methods to help keep others up-to-date on family news.

Slide Shows – this is a photo tool that can allow you to send highlights of a special event in the life of your family such as a birthday party, anniversary or family trip. In a matter of moments your family can gain access to a visually pleasing presentation of your most immediate adventures.

Social Networks – many social networks provide a privacy setting that only allows approved members into your personal network. For all intents and purposes this type of network allows you the privacy you may desire in sharing family news, audio, video and photos in one convenient setting. Other family members can also set up a privacy account, which allows a no-cost alternative to family connections.

YouTube – Video sites like YouTube can be repositories for family videos. In most cases, however, the video information remains available to … Read more