Articles to Blogs To Tweets

I have been spending lots of time on social networks this week and am falling behind on blogging. Blogs were great as they allowed an informal way to transmit information and also didn’t have the rigid format of articles – requiring greater length and analysis.

Now, Facebook updates and especially Twitter have taken this to the next level – with ever-shrinking nuggets of info being shared.

What’s next – we transmit a single word at a time?

  • Peter Radizeski
    February 26, 2010 at 9:33 am

    I have to tell you Rich, I think that Social Media is going to burn itself out. It’s a lot of broadcast noise. There needs to be a better filtering system. Some of that filtering has to be internal – I have to stop thinking anyone wants to read my every quip and thought; and I have to realize I don’t want to read/know everything.
    If you look at titter profiles and facebook profiles, you will see that less and less people are active. Too much noise. Too little privacy. Too little relevance.

  • Rich Tehrani
    February 26, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Peter I agree the filtering needs massive improvement but it seems way too soon to say it is going to burn out. Information overload is something I have heard complaints about for many years. First people said cell phones didn’t allow them any private time and then blackberrys came on the scene. Now add twitter and Facebok and Linkedin etc. The world is just getting more and more complex and we need to deal with it.
    Tools like Hootsuite and Tweetdeck make it a bit easier to deal with the onslaught of info but from what I am seeing, the slowdown you predict isn’t happening. Moreover, people seem to thrive on sharing personal info these days. Privacy is dead to those under 25 and these people are entering the workforce meaning the mainstreaming of social networking in business and yes, the end of privacy as we know it.

  • Doug
    February 26, 2010 at 10:31 am

    No.

  • Peter Radizeski
    February 26, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Rich, people (in my circle) on Facebook more often than not don’t log in regularly. Maybe the newness is wearing out. Same with Twitter. 2 people were hacked and decided that jumping off twitter (deleting their account) was easier than dealing with the violation. In my experience, I am seeing people leave social networks. If it weren’t for work, I might do the same.
    I agree I need to filter better.

  • Rich Tehrani
    March 12, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Another option is moving next door to Starbucks. 🙂

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