Technology Redefining Industry
So many industries have been subject to technological innovation over the last decade. According to Helen Lee Schifter this is a trend that will only continue over time. In fact, based on the statistical data that is out and has been borne out over time continually, there’s no stopping the spread of technology.
To be clear, technological development is a very constructive trend; but it’s one that has to nonetheless be used carefully and with tact. Strategy is always a device that needs to be employed efficiently, no matter the industry or area that it is being used for. But technology is also evolving – and the trend lines that are being noticed, are quite significant.
Helen Lee Schifter uses technology to share her insights, thoughts and viewpoints. As a writer that blogs frequently on Thrive Global and a number of other outlets; she is able to use technology to actively share her written work. Of course, before the whole notion of cyberspace even existed, there was only print media that could be used as a means for authors to write and share their thoughts.
This not only made it more challenging for publishers to get information disseminated in proper order; but it also placed quite a significant onus on the writers themselves. They had to limit themselves to typing with a typewriter, or even with a pencil or other form of writing utensil.
In today’s media environment, thanks to the digital and technological innovation that’s taken place, that is no longer a concern of any sort. Writers now have platforms on the web courtesy of the development of the blogosphere. Furthermore, they have the ability to share their work in a nanosecond using any of the social media tools that exist, and can easily be placed at their disposal.
Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin are all used by writers in an effort to share their work with general audiences and the public at large. This is an enormous relief for many writers who would otherwise be seeking to place their items and get them published in newspapers. Instead of being at the mercy of editors or publishers, they now have the unique opportunity to make an impact in sharing their work themselves.
It’s totally redefined the way writers of all stripes can produce their content, and also share that same content. It’s democratized the media space in a way that truly is advantageous to young writers that wish to take a stab at sharing and producing their work. There’s little to no oversight or supervision on the web; and they are able to produce valuable content for whatever personally tailored audiences they wish.
There also aren’t controls that exist in terms of limitations that would otherwise be imposed on the type or frequency of the content they’re disseminating. These are all inherent values and advantages that are a by-product and clear function of the changes in the way technology has now changed media for writers.
When you look at some terrific writers of today, they’ve been found and discovered precisely because of the type of convenience that technology affords them. It’s not just about producing and publishing their written work, that technology is able to facilitate in so many cases. It’s also about creating an audience and being able to engage that audience, and maintain a relationship with that audience.
Using social profiles writers (and through their websites), can easily with their keypads, share constant and regular updates with their fans, supporters and readers. This type of ease never existed before technology came around. It of course is a net positive. But there are also disadvantages, as some writers have pointed out.
Some writers prize and value their privacy a tremendous amount. They haven’t been able to cherish and maintain that privacy since these changes have been wrought due to technologies. With Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and the rest, audiences and followers are able to follow the lives of many writers.
If we’re going to be earnest, of course many writers are forthcoming on these profiles, lending their readers and audiences a peak into their lives that can be quite intimate at times. But once that veil of privacy is lifted, it’s increasingly challenging to shut back down. And this is a serious issue that writers need to keep in mind before aggressively tackling the usage of any of the aforementioned platforms and programs.