MARCO ISLAND — I use Facebook, primarily, and Twitter as well. A lot of my coworkers, family and friends use Facebook to stay in touch, because we don’t get to talk every day on the phone. I’m the corporate director of clinical health for Baptist Health. We don’t use it professionally formally, as yet, within the health system, but they are looking at it. We, our colleagues and vendors all use it informally, after hours, socializing on a more personal level. As a corporation, we are looking at various social engineering tools on a variety of levels. We are undergoing policy reviews, and determining what position we want to take, in terms of their use.
~Lisa Morris, Marco Island
Social media has exploded from a young people’s way of communicating with their friends into a powerful tool for people of all ages to learn about businesses. So, we decided to take our marketing to the next level. Now, people can learn about any of our properties, and stay connected. I’m director of lifestyle and concierge services for Lely Resort. We are a very social club, and also I do use it personally. It keeps me connected with everybody.
~Melissa Speech, Naples
Just recently, I started on it, with my nieces’ and nephews’ help. I started getting these e-mails, ‘So-and-so has listed you as a favorite.’ I’m a retired business teacher, so I should be more proficient with technology. I’m good with e-mail, and using the Internet, but this Twittering and texting, not quite yet. I’m a retired basketball coach, and my former players text me all the time. I tell, them, ‘If you want to talk to me, just talk to me.’ But Facebook is definitely interesting, so I’m on there. I don’t even know how I got on there, but I am. My wife says you have to sign up to be on, but anyway, I am, and I get questions like, ‘Is that you, Coach?’ all the time. I am learning how to respond on Facebook. But, I have never Twittered.
~Pat Monti, Marco Island