Monday, September 13, 2010
Day to Day Communication
Everyone today is connected to so many people at one time, it's amazing. Friends that you went to grammar school with, and would have otherwise lost touch with, are finding you on Facebook and following your Twitter streams now. It's evident that the world has entered a state of consistent connection. This past summer, the Chicagoland area was hit with storms that knocked out some peoples' power for hours and even days. I must say, the shock of not being able to connect with the outside world was a little overwhelming. Once it settled in that the laptop only held enough charge for 3 hours and the cell phone wouldn't keep its charge for more than 4 hours, my family and I were able to sit back and actually enjoy doing nothing and having no electronic distractions.
This week, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Pennsylvania will ban Facebook and Twitter for the entire week. That's right, an entire week without a connection to the virtual world-wide playground. Not only will this affect the students but think about the businesses and organizations that post to the platforms daily to update their fans and followers. Lou Malnati's has created an online community filled with deep-dish devotees and we love them all! They offer feedback and their opinions on posted topics and keep in touch with us. Not only have we found Facebook and Twitter to be a viable portal in which to relay information, we've found it to be useful in keeping up with how we're doing as a company and where we have room for improvement. Harrisburg University is definitely presenting students with a challenge... do you think you could complete a week without Facebook and Twitter?