I understand the viewpoint of the older generation. A lot of them think that not everbody needs to be in their business. They are a generation that values privacy and not putting your business out there for the world to see. The reality is MOST people do not know how to use social media and put WAY TO MUCH information out there - which can come back to harm them, now- even 20 years later. What I would say to someone who refuses to even exlpore social media - I would ask them why. But ultimately how they choose to socialize and share information is their business or their perogative. :)


Bravo, Mike-- I second your sentiment on social media for all ages! There are applications to each age bracket and even some that transcend age all together.


I've been dealing with this sentiment because I'm younger in my department and everyone expects me to "know" social media. I often remind my colleagues that I use what makes sense to me and what I enjoy getting the most out of. Social media is simply a menu of options that we as users can set the parameters for but it doesn't mean that if you're active on one, then you are an expert on all.


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