There seems to be some concern about placing your story or personal history on a website.
A common theme exists throughout the articles on MyLifeAudio; if your story is not on your own website it’s as if you don’t exist. Facebook and other social sites added to your website increases interactions.
This conclusion is reinforced by new research from Pew Internet; people use social media sites to connect with friends and family.
Summary of the report:
“Two-thirds of online adults (66%) use social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or LinkedIn. These internet users say that connections with family members and friends (both new and old) are a primary consideration in their adoption of social media tools. Roughly two-thirds of social media users say that staying in touch with current friends and family members is a major reason they use these sites, while half say that connecting with old friends they’ve lost touch with is a major reason behind their use of these technologies.
Other factors play a much smaller role—14% of users say that connecting around a shared hobby or interest is a major reason they use social media, and 9% say that making new friends is equally important. Reading comments by public figures and finding potential romantic partners are cited as major factors by just 5% and 3% of social media users, respectively.”
Be available for the people who want to find your story:
It’s a matter of availability and a willingness to be “social.” Some want privacy and that’s fine. But the private collection of your story simply won’t influence and educate the people close to you in this generation and those that follow.
If you create a website and use Facebook and other social sites to increase your interactions with family and friends, the experience may be very rewarding.
If you want to tell your story, your own website coupled with social sites is the way to proceed.
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