Brave New “www.World”

I love the connections and coincidences that abound in the social media “”   For example, one of the people who read the “Fingers Crossed” post (about my Philippine Tarsier book idea) was actually reading it from the Philippines! I think that is too cool for school. Today, however, I would like your opinion.

What is your take on social media?  Is it useful or just a shiny way to waste a tonne of time?  Do you use facebook, Linkedin, twitter, all three—or none?  What about Pinterest, Youtube and the dizzying array of other options? How do you keep it all from taking over, or do you even try?  Does it bring you sales, knowledge, friends?  The time that you invest, does it pay dividends?  How do you determine or track your social media successes?

What would you say that “one most important thing” was, in 140 characters or less?  Just kidding, LOL… use as many characters as you like.  Send your TBH (To Be Honest), it could be FUN 😉

We’ve Got the Whole World, In Our Hands…

I really am starting to like facebook, twitter, et al.  Well, I liked them before, but now I LIKE-like them.  In fact, if there were a “love” button for those apps, I would probably click on that.

The power of social media to draw us all together, introducing disparate people from across the World, is staggering. Mass media is about making news; social media is about making connections.  Yesterday, something happened that brought that point home to me.

I had written a (previously posted here) book review on ‘Call Me Princess’ by Sara Blædel, and I decided to send her information on it.  Remember that she is DENMARK’s “Queen of Crime”—and I reside in Alberta.  Canada.  On the opposite side of the Earth from where she holds Court.

I searched facebook, and hadn’t finished typing ‘Blædel’ when her profile popped up.  I “liked” her page, sent the link to my blog, and thought, “Well, that’s that.”

But that was NOT that; she responded to me (see below)!  And she did so kindly, graciously, and personably.  Thank you so much, Ms. Blædel.  Making that connection absolutely made my day.

Sara Blædel

Hi R.D Girvan! Oh, what a fab review! Thank you SO much. I am so very, very happy you liked my book. And so grateful for your words. Big thanks Sara

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  • R.d. Girvan

    Sara, you are so welcome.  Would you mind terribly if I added your above reply onto my blog post?  (Sorry to be so star-struck, but.. 🙂  Rd

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  • Sara Blædel

    HA! 😉 NO not at all – I will be very pleased to have my comment on your blog ;-)And big thanks again!