I posted this to a bulletin earlier but id like it in a blog so its permanent.
“ Come on guys, let some of the people who didn't have a chance to experience the greatness of old myspace have their fun. If your uncomfortable with being friends with them like one other comment here… just dont friend them. In the end we are all just pseudonyms and profile pictures on here.”
Id like to give some reasons why i think everyone should be able to use this platform and others like it.
1. Communication: Social media provides a convenient platform for people to stay connected with friends and family, regardless of age or location.
2. Information Sharing: It allows users to access and share news, information, and resources, promoting knowledge and awareness.
3. Social Interaction: Social media fosters social interaction, reducing feelings of isolation, especially for older adults.
4. Learning Opportunities: It’s a valuable tool for lifelong learning, as users can access educational content and engage in discussions on various topics.
5. Career and Networking: Social media can be instrumental in professional networking, job hunting, and building a personal brand, benefiting people of all ages.
6. Creativity and Self-Expression: It encourages creative expression through writing, art, and other forms of content creation.
7. Community Building: Social media platforms facilitate the formation of communities and support groups, connecting people with similar interests or challenges.
8. Advocacy and Activism: It provides a platform for individuals to raise awareness about social issues and causes they care about.
9. Entrepreneurship: Social media offers opportunities for older adults to start businesses, market products, and reach a wider audience along with inspiring young people.
10. Digital Literacy: Encouraging social media use across generations promotes digital literacy and responsible online behaviour.
11. Bridge Generational Gaps: Using social media can help bridge the generation gap, fostering better understanding and communication between generations.
12. Entertainment: Social media platforms offer a wide range of entertainment, from viral videos to games, appealing to people of all ages.
13. Memories and Reminiscing: It’s a platform for preserving and sharing memories, including photos and stories, enhancing the sense of nostalgia.
14. Access to Support: Social media can provide emotional support and connections for individuals facing health challenges or difficult life situations.
15. Global Perspective: It offers a window to the world, exposing users to diverse cultures, viewpoints, and experiences.
Now as much as id like more adults to use this service and for a wider user base i believe it should be open to everyone and not just a select few.