I started this blog back in November, and not only was I new to blogging, but I was new to social media altogether. (I’ve had a FaceBook for a while but only had ‘friends’ that I actually know in real life, which gives it a different feel). I went to WordPress.com and with much trepidation I signed up. I spent the first few weeks just reading other blogs. I followed the ones I liked and did research that way. I didn’t ‘like’ or comment on anything because I didn’t have my confidence up yet. My first post went out in November and I started picking up followers. Since then my blog has evolved into what it is now. A few short months later and I’m feeling somewhat comfortable with it, but still perplexed by some of the nuances.
I started using my Twitter around the same time I started my blog. They seemed to go hand in hand. I’ve had a Twitter for a while but couldn’t understand it or use it. Was it like FaceBook? Where were people’s pages? Through starting my blog I have explored Twitter a bit more and I can almost say I know how to use that too.
If you could continue with your social media presence after you die would you? This is a question I had after reading an article in the Huffington Post today Social Media for your Social Afterlife. A company called LivesOn has produced a computer program that will learn your likes, tastes and syntax by watching you on social media. Then in the event of your death this machine will maintain your social media accounts. You will be tweeting beyond the grave. Apparently lots of people have already signed up. But is this just a little too weird? And what is the point of social media anyway?
[Editor's Note: Today I have my very first guest post, I know! So exciting! And to make it even more sweet it comes from one of my very favourite bloggers Twindaddy. I stumbled on to StuphBlog not long after I signed up on WordPress and since then I have been hooked. Stuphblog has everything, romance, action, hilarity and raw emotion. I feel honoured and privileged to have Twindaddy as my guest. Please make him feel welcome, and then go check out his blog, it's seriously overflowing with awesomeness]