I’m a huge fan of social media. It’s in my top 10 life passions. I love it for its power to keep me connected to family and friends who live all over the world. I love it as a super efficient means to share wisdom, and create inspirational conversations. I love it for its ability to organize and empower change. I love it because it’s fun, sometimes almost addictive. Maybe most of all, I love it for its democratic ability to put power back into the hands of people through the easy sharing of information.
Social media is not perfect. It has its holes. But as Oscar Wilde said, “The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole.” So let’s enjoy the donut, and not focus on the hole.
Or else there’s the quote from the 1980 movie Caddyshack, “The Zen philosopher Basho once wrote, ‘A flute with no holes is not a flute. And a doughnut with no hole is a danish.’”
Maybe it’s the holes which give social media its charm, like a donut. It has to change and adapt to the needs of the time.
I love social media and I also love donuts. So in the spirit of fun, here is a summary of social media in relation to a donut. (I borrowed some of these from a meme that did the rounds a while back)
How Does Social Media Work (with tongue firmly planted in donut-filled cheek)
Twitter- I ate a donut
Facebook- Here’s a pic of me eating a donut
Instagram- Here’s a black and white pic of me eating a donut in Paris
You Tube- Here’s a video of me eating a donut
Etsy- Buy my poster which says “WWJD- Who Wants Jelly Donuts”
Linkedin- My first job was at Krispy Kreme
Pinterest- Here’s the recipe for my famous grilled cheese donut
Myspace- my new band is called “Glazed Donuts”
Spotify- here’s my list of 4k songs with the word donut in the title.
Second Life- I eat donuts for breakfast/ lunch and dinner and still have the perfect physique
Ebay- Bidding starts at 1k for my donut with the imprint of Jesus in it
Match.com- I like movies, walks on the beach and DONUTS.
Wikipedia- The hole in donut came about when a ship captain impaled a Danish on the spoke of his steering wheel to keep it safe while he steered. Or maybe not. And who took the ugh out of doughnut? Dunkin Donuts apparently.
Well that’s a start. I’m sure others could add to the list. As Homer Simpson said, “Donuts. Is there anything they can’t do?” Could the same be said for social media? Have we seen its full potential yet? I think not. And I’m excited to be part of the evolution. I’m going to write more this week about social media’s potential and pitfalls.