I think it has a justifiable place in society but some people share too much information on themselves. They also hide behind social media to be horrible to others.
Over two years ago I joined Twitter and I haven't looked back. I have been very blessed. I started making a sock yarn blanket and tweeted if anyone had any spare yarn to contribute to the insanity that is a sock yarn blanket. A lovely lady from the South East sent me some yarn, just because I asked. I also met a lady based in Liverpool at a yarn show in Birmingham.
There has been lots of information I have gathered from Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook over the years and been able gain some valuable opportunities.
I wanted to learn more about starting a business and what it entails. Also I wanted to keep up with what is going on in the world of crafting, Basketball and keep in touch with people.
I happened across @Bhamsbc on Twitter, they were advertising business development courses which were free. So I made further enquiries and I was signed up for 6 weeks. The Birmingham Small Business Centre are a collective of small business owners who are inspirational. They have had good and bad times in business and are not afraid to share their knowledge and experiences.
Through this course I have met some lovely small business owners who I am keeping in contact with via social media.
I have also managed to reach people all over the world who, are interested in what I am making, saying and feeling. I can't always see why people want to follow me but I think that's due to a lack of confidence, but over 800 followers don't see that.
Do check out my networking event Look within the flower - Creative Networking with Poppybead