NEWSFLASH: Social Media is Changing The Way We Do Things

If you didn’t know already, social media is changing the way we do things in our daily lives. It’s not only changed how we communicate in our personal lives but also how we communicate in our jobs. Communication is much more face-paced. Users want information at their fingertips. They want to know what is happening in our schools today, not two weeks ago.

In honor of spring break (at least in our district), I wanted to share something lighthearted and fun. In a recent article for PR Daily, John Kultgen compares the then and now of changes in technology to show where we have been and where we are now. He identifies nine items that social media has made obsolete:

  1. The White Pages
  2. Disposable Cameras
  3. Walkie-Talkies
  4. The “Art” of Collage
  5. Camcorders
  6. Diaries
  7. The Yellow Pages

Think about it.  When was the last time you used one of these in a their traditional format? I certainly can’t remember when I did. If you haven’t used these formats in a while, your audience probably hasn’t either. If you needed an argument for why social media is important, there you go.

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About Kala Morrissey

Kala Morrissey is the Coordinator of Marketing and Visual Information for Omaha Public Schools. She is currently the President of the Nebraska Chapter of NSPRA. Kala has presented at the local, state and national level on the role of social media in education. She was named to NSPRA's 35 under 35 list in 2012 and a NSPRA Front Runner in 2014-15.

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