Social media is a powerful tool for creating new relationships. Every day we make connections through friends, and friends of friends, as we go about our social media journey.
The purpose of the Social Media Adventure was to demonstrate this potential with live case-studies by journeying across the country to meet in-person those friendships that were previously only online. Social Media has helped me create these relationships with hundreds and hundreds of people.
But, do we ever consider how social media can be used to help end a relationship?
A New Perspective On Crowdsourcing
For those of you just tuning in, it was through twitter that I met my former girlfriend-turned-fiancée. (A mutual follower introduced us and said we should connect.)
It’s been over six months since that relationship ended. Over that period of time, I’ve gotten one common question that I haven’t came up with a good answer for yet:
What are you going to do with the ring?
I don’t know, honestly. I do know that it isn’t doing any good sitting in my change jar, though. 😉 A friend pointed out to me that it might actually be a good idea to do something with it… and I have to admit that they’re right, but what??
And, since it was social media that helped start the relationship, why not let social media help wrap it up as well?
So… What should I do with the ring?
It’s a simple enough question. But, being as close to the situation as I am, I don’t have a simple answer.
I’ve gotten a ton of great suggestions from people who have been close to the situation, and probably just as many from those who don’t know anything about it.
I’ve even played a few pranks with it (stories for another post, possibly) but offering it to a waitress to settle my dinner bill hasn’t worked so far. (kidding)
So… What do you say?
Best Idea Wins An Awesome Prize (Not the ring, though)
Here’s your chance to have an opinion and make some money for expressing it! Weigh in with your opinion on what I should do with the engagement ring. (The “salad” as I’ve affectionately come to call it)
The best answer wins a $25 gift card of your choice… (And I’ll probably make a video about you that ends up on TV)
- I’m not going to give it to anyone else as a gift, that’s lame. #justsaying
- No animals shall be harmed with your idea.
Ummm, that’s about it for rules. Just don’t be tacky, k?
Be creative. Go!
After you post a comment with your idea, send me a tweet to let me know. (use the hashtag #crowdsourcing so everyone can follow along)
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