Today, we celebrate National Social Media Day. The holiday was founded in 2010, by a website known as Mashable.com. It celebrates how important social media has become.
I worked in radio stations, newspapers, and television stations. In fact, my show, Isumbong Mo Kay Tulfo, is an industry pioneer and mainstay for public service shows with an investigative touch.
I didn’t think much of social media. It was through the efforts of my loved ones and my dedicated staff that I realized how important social media could be.
Isumbong Mo Kay Tulfo already had its own Facebook page. I then decided it was time to join the online world. Now, I have my own Facebook and Twitter accounts.
I think that social media will supplant other media in ten years. Newspapers, radio, and television news shows and outfits will need their own social media platforms.
Social media has made journalists of everyone. It has democratized journalism. Everybody is now a journalist in his or her own right.
Social media, like current journalism, is subject to abuse, fake news, and other similar problems. Because of this, it is important that veteran journalists should adapt to the new world of social media.
I see it as a way to reach out and help more people. I see it as a way to share my thoughts, unfiltered.
It is a new way to communicate with what is now a global community.
It is the future of news media.
I said before that this old dog is learning new tricks. I realize now that I am not that old yet, and I have many more tricks to learn in this online world.
Mabuhay tayong lahat, and let us all celebrate National Social Media Day.