"You have 3 new notifications, tweets, retweets, likes, shares, posts, tags, invites, and comments on your photo." Messages like these and many others pop up on our phones, tablets, laptops, and computers nearly everyday as we continue onward through this digital age. We connect with new people, reconnect with old friends, share our thoughts and opinions, post pictures, and let people know what's going on in our world. Never before has information become so prevalent in our lives than right now.
So how does one's passion for history fit into this medium? Just as one can share and stream their pictures and videos, people can connect with groups, notable historians and writers, and follow specific events that appeal to their love of history. Professional history organizations have taken up social media tools to connect with members and schools, delivering organization news, special announcements, or giving some history highlights. News from the history community can be shared and posted instantaneously in a multitude of ways, informing people of new developments and publications. We pick our favorite groups and genres of history to post and follow, which can connect us to users of similar interests. The network continues to grow and grow as we continue our history education through using social media.
As the social media medium continues to spread information across the world, historical knowledge can be spread across the world just as easily. There's always something interesting to find when your passion is driving your search.