Connections

As social media is becoming more mainstream, I find I am discussing various tools and voicing my opinion in many daily situations.

Half-geek that I am, I have explored quite a few tools over the years.

For instance I find myself explaining:

  • Why I deleted my Xing and LinkedIn accounts. Why it’s not such a good idea to list all of my customers on Xing. That I didn’t really get any good networking results on Xing and LinkedIn. There’s a lot of showing off and spam. Cos of my Marketing IT profile I was contacted by dozens of IT outsourcing providers.
  • Why I am wary of Facebook. It’s a closed garden. I haven’t forgotten the recent TOS uproar regarding content rights.
  • Why I still like Flickr. After so many years.
  • How Twitter is establishing itself as a news channel. And how I can see scenarios where people blindly re-tweet propanganda and myths.
  • Why I believe a consolidation phase is bound to happen ‘cos many tools haven’t really figured out their business models.
  • That building communities is hard work. And requires lots of time. It doesn’t happen out of the blue.
  • While Scoble and his followers are discussing the real-time web, I find myself trying to explain how I use Google Reader. And that it’s about the flow rather than individual static web pages.
  • Why I sincerely believe that everybody on the Internetz needs to develop media skills. The Internet does not forget.

One thought on “Connections

  1. Don’t you want to make this into an ongoing series? Each bullet is a very good thought, and I agree with every one of them!

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