The world loves social media. Very few people in the western world have been able to resist its allure. Those who have resisted seems to eventually come around. It’s just that big of a deal.
Social media has been able to attract two very notable and historic people into its fold recently. These people are Stephen Hawking and Queen Elizabeth II. I would say that this represents a fairly big feather in the social media cap.
Stephen Hawking joined Facebook and Queen Elizabeth II sent out her very first tweet, and the networks got pretty excited about the prospect of their presence.
What was their first order of business? Well Stephen Hawkings made a joke about his robot voice and Queen Elizabeth II tweeted from the British Monarchy account to open the Information Age Exhibit at London’s Science Museum.
This might seem inconsequential but can you remember another medium that could boast that the greatest mind of our time and the Queen were both members.
Granted, their activity level might not be that engaging going forward, but that’s not really the point.
Social media is a beast hat has a life of its own, people from all walks of life gravitate towards social media, once they find a network that suits them. We all know there’s a forum for everyone in the digital world.
Every celebrity, the majority of great writers and artists and also many members of academia have some kind of social footprint. Stephen Hawking and Queen Elizabeth II are further proof of the draw and appeal of social media.
It’s a wake up call to brands that you have to be on social media, but it also should make the average user wonder about someone they know who has refuted social media.
It truly is a brave new world, one that even Stephen Hawking could not have even see coming in all his infinite wisdom.