Social Media: What happens in Vegas stays on Facebook - Brightwing

Social Media: What happens in Vegas stays on Facebook


My Dad started Brightwing back in 1974.  He is one of the smartest most creative men I know.  He is retired now and spends his winters golfing 7 days a week with his buddies in Florida.  And, when he is not golfing, drinking or walking his dog, Sammy, he is on the internet emailing me junk.  Most of the stuff is about politics which doesn’t interest me in the least and the rest are jokes that would have killed in the Catskills 40 years ago.  Needless to say, I delete 99% of it…until I got this one.

Now, remember, he is 73 years old and before this email thought social media was something like Belvedere on the Rocks…


April says: February 2, 2012 at 11:41 am

“We don’t have a choice whether we do social media, the question is how well we do social media.”

– Eric Qualman

As a marketer this quote could not ring any truer. I think this is especially true as employers start hiring young people of the “Net Generation.” I recently read that over a quarter of the US workforce is comprised of Net Geners. As a Net Gener, we expect social media to be apart of our everyday professional lives. Using tools like Yammer within the workforce, for example, is a great way to engage people.

Carol says: February 2, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I have embrassed the social media revolution and know it’s here to stay and the business marketing aspect of it is an integral part of businesses being cutting edge, however there are definitely some things I find sad about that video. The loss of human interaction, people more interested in following Justin Beiber and Brittany Spears, etc. I guess I am starting to sound like my parents, but part of me doesn’t want to let go of the good ole’ days. 🙂

Penni says: February 2, 2012 at 1:50 pm

I totally agree that social media is here to stay, for now, but I hope that history will once again repeat itself and we will soon get back those face to face interactions. Nothing can beat a smile, a hug and a real thumbs up!


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