The power of social is everywhere.
But no where as relevant than in personal life.
My dad was placed in the hospital for emergency brain surgery. I got the news while in Vegas, and booked the first flight out. I had to wait for the plane for over 6 hours — hoping to get home in time.
I was going crazy in the wait — and really needed to talk to someone.
So I did something I usually don’t do — I posted something very personal on Facebook about my dad. Much to my surprise, within minutes I had response from friends all over the world. The outpouring was overwhelming — over 500 comments plus dozens of calls.
- I had calls from friends that I had not heard from since High School.
- Prayers poured in
- Comments of encouragement came in texts, comments, tweets
- And I didn’t feel alone
No one gave up either — days and weeks went by ….. and the love flowed in through twitter, facebook and beyond.
I talk about the power of social in business — and the power there is very strong and real. But this personal impact — priceless.