Spiritual Awakening: The New Community- Guest Post by Jeff ZelayaBy Spiritual Awakening
Spiritual Awakening: The New Community
Guest Post by Jeff Zelaya
When you think of the word Community what does it mean? Think of that for a second. Got it? Hold that thought until the end. In 2012 we are evolving the meaning of Community with social media. Let’s break it down, Community can be defined as a group of people living or interacting in the same space, and a society that helps each other. In the past, your interaction with your community ended when you were no longer physically in the same place. Now, thanks to the glories of the interwebs, we bring our community home and further expand our network beyond the physical. Indeed, most people find it odd for someone not to have a Facebook account. A normal person functioning in society is believed to be someone that is engaged in his/her community. Facebook is now part of life and if you’re not on it then you’re considered to be isolating yourself from your community. In social media we are interacting and helping each other, whether it is to make a professional connection, find old friends or make new ones, we are expanding our life experience day-in and day-out. The internet is a known space where interactions happen. Think about the last time you were considering who you should donate to and you saw something come up on a social media platform posted by a friend. At that moment you experienced a moment of clarity, “OMG, I have to help my friend!” Yes– O-M-G. Not only have we expanded our communities but we have evolved our language as well. ROFL, TTYL and LMAO had no meaning 15 years ago and now you know exactly what they mean and people even use them in verbal communication. What does community mean to me? It means being connected and in 2012, social media is part of how we make that connection. Now you can let go of that thought you had in the beginning. Share in the comments! What does Community mean to you?
Guest Post by: Jeff Zelaya
Jeff Zelaya is a sought after Digital Marketing Executive and one of the most recommended Marketing Consultants and Public Speakers on LinkedIn. You can check out his marketing blog here: http://jeffzelaya.com