But when Facebook opened up to the public, I was curious and signed up. And that bring us today’s #CMWorld Twitter chat. A1: MySpace was first social platform (outside of AIM). I wasn’t attracted to social media until Twitter. I posted about teenage things, and would rather just not think about it #sociamedia #CMWorld — Aaron Dunn (@AaronDunnWorks) February 5, 2019 How much of your personal life do you share on social media? Enough to be open without overexposed!#CMWorld https://t.co/Q1lU5OjwEh — Kathryn Lang (@Kathrynclang) February 5, 2019 I’ve never felt the need to inform people on everything I do (which is why I don’t do IG). I’d much rather save those for actual conversations. So I typically share the funny stuff, substantial, or things I think will spark some conversations.#CMWorld Do you remember when you first signed up for a social media account? Want recognition for the work you are doing in social media?
I didn’t use MySpace. I was at a point in my life where I felt I was too old for it. (Yes, I just dated myself.) But when Facebook opened up to the public, I was curious and signed up. I was a mom blogger, and this social media “thing” would be a great way for me to share my posts. Talk about content marketer in the making.
And the rest is history.
I enjoy learning about others’ background. There’s a meme that shows up every so often on how it’s never to late to be a success. At age 23, Tina Fey was working at a YMCA. Also at age 23, Oprah was fired from her first reporting job. The list continues on with other notable failures… and then describes how that path led them to where they are today.
So I wanted to know, how did our community members get started in social media. Maybe they fell into it. Maybe it was peer pressure. Maybe it was because of a job. Whatever it was, I was curious about their journey and how it’s changed from then to now.
And that bring us today’s #CMWorld Twitter chat. We opened the floor up to our community, and boy, it was a fun discussion. Here’s a quick look at our conversation. If you’d like to see more tweets from the chat, be sure to check out our Twitter Moment.
PS, if you would like to take the next step in your social media journey and be a guest on our chat, feel free to DM us. We’re on Twitter every Tuesday at noon Eastern.
What attracted you to social media? Which platform did you sign up for first?
A1: MySpace was first social platform (outside of AIM). All the cool kids were doing it. I loved spending time designing and curating my page – and then refreshing it often. Early content strategy. #cmworld https://t.co/o1lcHYIzZm
— Anne Buehner (@AnneRipley) February 5, 2019
Hi, all! I wasn’t attracted to social media until Twitter. It hooked me in right away with its vibrancy and connecting with cool people, and later for my involvement with chats. I started with…