Quick, what are the top 5 songs on your iPod? Would people you know be surprised with your choices?
Music can be very powerful and impactful. How many times have you heard a song and it brings a flood of emotions, a memory, a certain place or time in your life? Quite often I’m sure.
Technology has allowed the capacity of these little iPod units to hold well in excess of 1000 songs. Is your selection of songs and artists a diverse mix or are you locked in and comfortable with one genre, one era?
With the advent of social media and twitter specifically you can certainly follow in excess of 1000 people. How varied is your ‘clique’; do you have a diverse mix or are you locked into comfortable, people who look and talk like you?
As with music, social media can be very influential. What a fantastic medium if used properly to reach so many in a positive way.
My iPod selection is very diverse; in fact, it would probably surprise some people if they knew my entire list. How’s going from Johnny Cash to Kid Rock to Beatles to South Park Mexican to Linkin Park sound; really? But I use the diversity to motivate, inspire and set my mood for the multitude of tasks I might be involved with while I’m ‘plugged in’. Of course, my multitude is either at the gym or in my yard; but I am inspired….
I have taken this same attitude with my twitter experience. A portion of my ‘clique’ is virtually the United Nations. I think this is the coolest thing ever being able to reach and possibly influence such a diverse group. Maybe this is the start of world peace, huh?
What or who are your influencers? Does music affect you in a positive way? Is twitter a better place because you are here?
What is on your iPod?