RADIO ABC 891; 3 DECEMBER 2015; SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS


CHARLIE-HELEN ROBINSON ON-AIR; ADELAIDE DRIVE TIME
With Deb Tribe.

For online listeners; here’s my MP3 ABC Radio Segment Collection

Congratulations are in order for Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan on the birth of their daughter Max.

They’ve put their money where their mouth is over making the world a better place. To the tune of $45 Billion.

What would you do with that much? Well, Mark and Priscilla have their hopes for Max’s generation and they say their focus is on two ideas: advancing human potential and promoting equality.

  1. Advancing human potential is about pushing the boundaries on how great a human life can be.
  2. Promoting equality is about making sure everyone has access to these opportunities — regardless of the nation, families or circumstances they are born into.

So, how does Mark stack up against a regular 30 year old – let’s chat babies and some 30 year old differences?

Well consider this:

Most 31 year olds would be earning somewhere around $50-100k, yes many are having their first child by now although some have had their second, and they are probably checking out Twitter!

Christmas in social media land

It’s all competitions, 12 days of, #ElfontheShelf and viral images or videos. Most of the videos are tear jerkers. Like this one:

The German Supermarket

http://www.her.ie/life/watch-a-german-supermarket-has-released-a-hugely-emotional-christmas-ad-and-nobody-is-coping-very-well/267128

or John Lewis

http://www.her.ie/life/john-lewis-unveil-christmas-ad-for-this-year-and-its-out-of-this-world/263599

or not… they can be fun too! Like Donnie’s Daddy Daycare

http://www.her.ie/life/nothing-to-see-here-just-perhaps-the-best-child-visiting-santa-picture-weve-ever-seen/267109

But of course it’s not all fun and bubbles for everyone.

Christmas can be a really hard time of year for many people. In times like these, it’s better to “unfollow” some people so they don’t show in your news feed, or simply stop using the platforms for a little while.

Remind yourself:

  1. No one is having a better time than you. Really.
  2. No one’s kids are better behaved than yours. Really.
  3. No one has a better holiday than you. Although they might be on one and you are not; but do remember this when you next holiday.

That all said and done, isolation is still a real issue for many.

Quote: “These factors all affect our physical and mental health resulting in increasing chronic diseases and often more socially isolated and lonely people. During the festive season, these problems can be intensified.” Reference: https://theconversation.com/lonely-over-christmas-a-snapshot-of-social-isolation-in-the-suburbs-34810

We can talk about how to beat isolation.

We do it each and every day through our microvolunteering crowd… online. There are many communities online who chat and share every single day. It’s true this doesn’t beat the issue of isolation coupled with poverty however, not all strategies are meant to solve all problems.

And of course, the festive season is not just about crackers, roast turkey and dodgy jumpers. For many companies Christmas is their busiest trading period of the year.

There are a stack of still relevant tips from a previous post – https://charlierobinson.wordpress.com/2014/12/07/social-media-christmas-strategies/

We should also consider “what we used to do” at this time of year ie “SMS or call your friends and invite them round for a gathering”. Now we set up a Facebook event!

The list could go on forever. However, it’s only a 15 minute segment 😉

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