It's official. People are using their mobile phones to use social media, more often than they do to pick up their emails. You can tweet, or update your Facebook status from just about everywhere these days. And the meteoric rise of smart phones such as the iPhone are making it ever easier for us to stay in touch – no matter where we are!
In June this year, myself and my husband climbed our way to the highest point in Britain – 4406ft at the top of Ben Nevis. A barren, cold and unforgiving place to be – there's snow even in the height of summer. The last place you'd expect a mobile reception – but there was! So, of course, we immediately began celebrating our climb by posting pictures of our grinning faces (and the dog too!) onto Facebook.
Two months later, we were at 3953 feet on Mount Ipsario in Thassos, Greece. More mug shots and status updates followed.
Thanks to social media, we've shared the holiday and travel experiences of hundreds of friends – had a snapshot of places we may never visit. We know the best restaurants to visit when we get there – and what effect the local tipple will have!
Who knows where we'll post from next – but you can bet we'll be sharing it online. Our photo album will be on Flickr, we'll tweet quick updates, and we'll keep you all posted on Facebook. Social media allows us to keep in touch wherever we go – and to share some amazing places with the world.
So where will you take social media this year?