Is your story on the internet? If not, then you don’t exist.

by admin on September 25, 2012

Some people tell me that they feel uncomfortable about putting their life histories on the Internet.

The best research available states that the Internet is the first, second or third most relied upon source for virtually all topics examined when seeking information on local news. The point is that the Internet is where people are; the place people will go to get information about everything.

The percent of the American public using social media is moving towards 70 percent.

The Pew Research Center creates the best data on who uses the Internet and how it’s used. The Internet is now a primary source of information for many topics.

It’s also is one of the top places for information regardless of the age of searchers.

The Internet is the medium for information for many years to come. If your personal history is not on the Internet, it doesn’t exist.

Using data on local news as one example:

The survey looked at all forms of communication including television, newspapers, radio, the internet and word-of-mouth. In essence, where people get local information depends on the medium and your age.

The Internet is the first, second or third most relied upon source for local news.

My conclusion:

People are instinctively turning to the internet and social media for information on just about everything.

You may choose to document your personal or corporate history but if it’s not on the internet, does it “really” exist?

Best, Len.

Source: http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Local-news/Part-1.aspx

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