PearlTrees? Hmm, what is this? According to their website, it’s a place to collect, organize, discover and share everything you like on the Web. Sounds great for curating content. I started to use PearlTrees because of my Social Media class. I don’t have a lot of experience with it but it’s a bit confusing to navigate at first. However, I hope that once I get the hang of it, it’ll be easier; after all I think it’s a great concept.
Check it out! Let me know what you think, and in the way check out my PearlTree
Music. One word. Two syllabuses. How can something so simple have so much power? Music is simply amazing. It’s universal. It is one of the few things in the world that transcends borders, languages and cultures. Through music we can share our pain, our happiness, our friendships, our love, our anything. Music lifts souls and spirits in an instant of a second. Music speaks for us. It tells people what we are sometimes too afraid to say. Music is an ally of our emotions, of our wants and needs, and of our hope and faith.
You don’t have to know how to play an instrument to be in love with music as much as a musician is. You don’t have to be a musician for music to be your life. You don’t have to be a musician to feel it in your bones. Music is like a color palette. Everyone kind of has a favorite or multiple. You just have to be open-minded. Music, my therapy, my love, my life.
Thank you! :) I’m glad you’re enjoying it
Do you remember when you started using social media? I do, and it seems like it was ages ago. The first social media site I joined was Sconex- a Facebook kind-of-site but for High School students. All we did was post photos, and talk to friends. How much have we evolved since 2004? A lot, actually. It seems like everyday a new social media site pops up, and rather sooner than later we all fall into temptation. I’ll give you an example. I refused to get Facebook prior to starting my college career in ’08, and I succeeded at that. Twitter came along couple of years after, and I refused again to join it. My rebellion lasted for a long time. I joined Twitter on mid 2011, and became an instant addict. I loved how easily it was for me to express my thoughts about anything without being heavily criticized for talking too much like on Facebook many do.
After months of a classmate recommending me to join Pinterest, the latest social trend, I finally succumbed late December. Ok, now I have to make a pause and speak about my profound love for Pinterest. I’m obsessed, addicted, in love, whichever synonym you can use to describe it. I just love how easy it is for people to share information without feeling like you’re intruding into someone’s life. You get so many great ideas to decorate your house, to wow your friends with amazing recipes, or even just to escape your monotonous routine by looking at pictures of all these wonderful paradise the World has to offer. And we’re definitely generating more traffic to those sites we pinned from so everyone becomes a winner. Ok, now I’ll stop. I sound like a sales person for Pinterest, which I’m not.
What I’m trying to say is we can all try to run from all these social sites but soon or later they will catch up to us. We as humans, do not like to feel left out and that is one of the reasons I believe we are constantly joining or developing new sites. The higher the demand for a product, the more of them there would be. Social networks are great platforms for companies and marketers to engage with their public, so why not keep on using them? It enables communication.
So what lies ahead of us in terms of social media and social networks? I don’t know. Only the future will tell, until then let’s use them correctly.