From sharing pictures of your newborn on Facebook to Tweeting about where you buy diapers. Social media is changing is the way we communicate.
The question is: How will it impact business communication?
Before we explore this topic, let’s review some 2010 Facebook and Twitter statistics issued by Digital Surgeons (to see infographic click 2010).
Did you know that between the ages of 13 to 34?
- 63% were Facebook users (out of 500 million) and
- 47% were Twitter users (out of 106 million)
Although the statistics cover a large age bracket, it highlights the future, entering, and junior/mid-level workforce (ages 13 to 34) that are heavily using social media to communicate.
The challenge will be predicting the adverse effects from solely communicating through these mediums.
One language shift we’re currently experiencing is communicating within Twitter’s 140 characters.
Users are forced to shorten their messages and as a result, are creating acronyms to communicate – such as LOL, BTW, BRB, LMAO and others that I’m sure you are already aware of…
Read more by clicking this link Psychology Today’s Digital Leaders or the below image