The Trappings of Social Media Dogma
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs
I came across these wise words today, and I felt that they are particularly relevant to OneSeventeen Media’s approach to helping kids. When working on something truly innovative, some people a) don’t get it or b) feel threatened by the change. While we’re always soliciting feedback and constructive criticism to make sure we’re improving and refining OneSeventeen’s vision and products, our mission to get kids the tools they absolutely need won’t be deterred by the trappings of social media dogma. As a poster child of a successful entrepreneur, Steve Jobs words are an inspiring reminder about the value of staying true to our course and utilizing social media to make the online and offline world a better place for kids.
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