I’ve been busy lately, and haven’t spent a lot of time on the blog.
I’m working on a few side projects, the full-time gig, the fam, and life in general makes me feel like 24 hours just isn’t enough time.
As I’ve been reflecting on my career, the media, and the new online communication tools, I always go back to my roots in East Palo Alto, California.
It’s amazing at how your environment can shape you. I believe that my home city helped me get where I am today professionally and personally.
As the media shifts, I know people want to know how to make money via social media, how to market, get publicity and influence consumers.
Those things are important, but to me the power is in the conversation. It is the ability to share information about what you’re passionate about. The power to change perceptions and stereotypes.
My home city received plenty of negative attention when I was growing up, and it still does.
But there are good stories in every community, which are often ignored by the media in general.
Let’s start telling and sharing them.
Why is social media important to you?