Social media has been important for black people to communicate with the breaking of news and sharing of information.
The thing, which we should consider is productivity, if you are productive then you will be on social media less and less.
Productivity in this blog is considering the use of skills or knowledge to create something beneficial for your people. I only see people posting old information re sharing news items and complaining about new things.
We all use social media to keep up with information and things in our interest areas. Using social media to keep up with black social, economic and political news can be one dimensional. There seems to be a pattern present a idea, debate then repeat the process again.
There seems to be very few who get up and go especially those who have a following. They can be responsible for a rise in followers and videos which are posted. Some even have podcasts but they do not have anything which points towards them doing action.
The thing to consider is how can you use social media effectively without living a social media reality and the real world is neglected.
How many of these people who do videos, plug other black businesses products, provide you with economic empowerment. There are some of these persons who provide events, or workshops though they are few and far between considering they make videos.
There was a video I saw with a guy saying Mexicans worked together on a derelict house in his area. Within 24 hours it was a different house as several people chipped in to work round the clock on the house.
This is an example of working together, black people will in a room say they will work together as the idea sounds good but when you turn up 85% of them wont have bothered or will be interested in something else.
The original and continuing aim of upliftment information is to provide information and resources where possible to improve the lives of black people to some degree.
The content is not the best or the greatest but the perspective it is written from hopes to provide you with a different insight which others dont provide.
The use of social media should be for sign posting and information gaining rather than extended debate. The energy for debates should be expressed in working as a group or team on more practical activities to support the forward movement of the things we debate and discuss.