I tweet, post, like, retweet and comment for reasons I can’t fully explain. It began as just the thing to do so I did it. But now I’ve started to express myself and grow into an experienced social media user. I use social media to create my own brand, socialize, and learn from others. I’d call those my “Big 3.” First, I am trying to create and build the “Michael Lehr” professional brand. I promote what I am doing in my broadcast career and am trying to attract followers.
— Michael E. Lehr (@MichaelELehr) September 3, 2016
Second, I use social media to interact with my friends. I love to see what they are doing and show off what I am doing. This is a little different from my professional brand, as I like to make sure my friends see that I am having fun, not just working. Finally, I use social media to learn. I pay attention not only to updates about news and sports, but how those updates are portrayed. I try to be critical of what I see, and think about what I might have done differently or what I wish was included in certain post. Even just silly small facts teach me something I didn’t know before.
Sarcasm can improve your IQ.
— WTF Facts (@WTFFacts) September 7, 2016
I try to absorb as much as I can from social media just in case, because you never know when some crazy fact will come in handy. I use social media for all kinds of purposes that change all the time.