How do I live online?
I’ll admit I am an avid user of social media. It started when I was in 8th grade. I joined Yahoo Answers in 2009, I was just so fascinated at the fact that I could talk to and connect with people who did not go to my school. By 2010 my friend convinced to join Facebook because I was practically the only person at school who did not have one. As of now I am pretty much an avid user of all the major social media networks, i.e. Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, I prowl around Facebook from time to time, and I’ve created a couple blogs that are now abandoned.
Out of all of the social media communities I belong to, I would say I enjoy Twitter the most. Twitter feels just like one large community with different sub communities within it. I’ve honestly connected and made friends with people here at VCU through Twitter. I can talk to a stranger on Twitter who is talking about the same topic I am without feeling uncomfortable about it. I can stay up to date on pop culture events as well as gossip and stuff that are happening around VCU. It is honestly so fascinating to me how I can how I can access so much information just by a tap and a scroll on my phone.
I definitely have a few stories from my experience on Twitter. I have had a few encounters with a couple celebrities, I have created tweets that received hundreds of retweets, I even met my ex boyfriend on Twitter haha… However my favorite story would be when I was 15 years old, a couple of my friends, my brother and I all went to a Drake concert (I assume everyone knows who Drake is). When I got to the concert my friends and I were on Twitter and a popular radio station in the DC, Virginia area tweeted that they were holding a contest. The contest was whoever found the radio station booth and shouted out the station would automatically get the chance to meet the rapper J. Cole (who is currently a platinum selling artist and Grammy nominated). My friends and I found the booth in an area of the concert venue that almost seemed abandoned. We walked up and shouted our names out on air and right after that they told us we could meet J. Cole. While I was waiting, I texted a couple of my friends that I knew were at the concert and told them to come to the booth and so they got to meet J. Cole too. I was literally so nervous when I met him, I did not even speak, I just said “hi”. I can honestly say that that may be my favorite Twitter story as of today. Maybe I will have even better stories in the future.