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Mutually beneficial relationships and friendships

I’m one of those people who bristle when someone puts down social media. I bite my lip when a person makes smart remarks about Facebook or calls Twitter useless. I take a deep breath when they say negative things about blogs, LinkedIn or YouTube.

That’s because I’ve developed many mutually beneficial relationships thanks to the social media space. I’ve built lots of friendships — and reconnected with many, many friends, associates and former colleagues.

They offer advice and counsel about everything from livestreaming to living life to the fullest. I, hopefully, return the favor by sharing what I’ve learned, offering a listening ear, or providing encouragement. Collectively, we have a great thing going.

And we don’t just connect via computer. We share breakfast, lunch, coffee. We go to PRSA, AMA, Social Media Cincinnati, New Media Cincinnati and other events. We stop each other in the mall or at the ballgame and chat. We’re everywhere.

So there you go, nay-sayers!

I’d suggest that you (if you haven’t already) check out these blogs:

* Strategic Public Relations by Kevin Dugan

* Bootcamp Digital by Krista Neher

Say hello to Daniel Lally of Powers Associates/Cincinnati Social Media, Michael Rubin of Fifth Third, Debba Haupert of Girlfriendology, Daniel Johnson Jr. of New Media Cincinnati… I’d better stop here. I’ll leave out someone. There are great people doing great things in the social media space — and, more importantly, in the real world.

Please feel free to add your thoughts in the comments.

  1. February 11, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    You nailed it, Mike!

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