Here is a realistic take on the reality of things today. Today, the numbers show that more and more people of all ages and all walks of life, from young school goers to retired men and women in their seventies, from the lowly fruit and vegetable seller at a shelter near a ramshackle train station to the yacht deck of one of the world’s leading maverick and at times highly entertaining entrepreneurs, are on at least one social media platform.
They are doing so for any number of reasons. Many are located in far-off places and this is a great way for them to keep in touch with loved ones they have left behind in order to seek out a better life and someday bring home the rewards. Many lonely old folks are using social media to keep in touch with grown-up and career-minded children and let them know that all is well. Or not. Social media is a great tool to send out a distress call.
It’s a great platform to make people more aware of a developing crisis somewhere in the world far, far away from them. Dear readers, these are your organic real Instagram followers as opposed to the purchased type of real Instagram followers which are real accounts versus bot accounts. If your real organic followers are not using Instagram, they’re keeping it real on other platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and even Blogger and WordPress. Blogger and WordPress suit the literary-minded social media practitioners just fine.
They are able to utilize their beloved wordiness to the maxim. Nine times out of ten, they are linking their work to other platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in order to create more exposure for their work and make a selling case to online publications and publishing houses who are all, by now, using the Instagram platform to advertise their published materials. In book form, on Kindle, in e-book form and live online.
If it is not live, the material will be archived and there will always be a date stamp which allows readers to properly inspect the sources for further research and development perhaps. Instagram is great for ageing grannies and grandpas who rarely get to see their fast-growing grandkids. No words in writing need to pass. All the family members need to do is converse live via a video-link. And those that are privileged enough to do so at least once a year, are happy and able to share their vacation photographs as it happens in the moment.
Depending on what is being said and how it is being concretized, it can be both pleasing and disconcerting to see politicians and public office bearers, all elected to serve, posting on a regular basis, usually and at least once a day, keeping their public well-informed about the business of the day and the order of things. Good or bad, see it as a step in the right direction because these men and women are making themselves more accountable. So, you have to wonder about those who are not on social media.