Adeniji, today 5 in 10 people have cultivated that habit. You could hardly seen them doing something fruitful just chatting. It looks like majority of visitors to these social websites developed keen interest simply because calling someone or emailing, you may not get response but through facebook for instance reply to your messages very instant.
Bolaji I agree with your opinion on this and i also believe social media is doing a good job but the challenge still remains how to avoid gorging on crap while mining the gold. For everybody, social media is a different tool for different things
Cryptoman, A lot of people (well meaning folks) swear there are many benefits from focusing on social media. Not only are company executives themselves on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn (check out their business cards) but they also encourage employees to do the same.
There's a lot of noise on social media. I believe there's a great deal that won't be of value to anyone but the social media sites. There's also a lot we can benefit from these services. The trick is to avoid gorging on crap while mining the gold. I don't think you will be giving up on social media yourself but the alarm you sounded about being careful is well noted.
Too much of anything is bad for you and that includes social media. I don't see tweeter as a media that provides socialising to be honest given all the other more suitable alternatives. It's great for paparazzi's, tabloids and the TV producers. Thanks to Tweeter that now they have a new tool that can generate shallow news for them at the comfort of their office seats to air.
For example, when Facebook first started, I became a member and it was a great medium to connect and socialise. Then with the added applications and tools the pleasant 'social traffic' transformed into an 'annoying noise and pollution'. My inbox started to be bombarded with stupid Facebook invites and suggestions that I could not care less. Even worse was that people started adding me to groups that I was not even interested in. Then I started getting more stupid messages and invites from those groups! The so called social media became a living 'social nightmare' for me. Now other than a handful of sensible people on Facebook, all messages with the keyword 'Facebook' automatically go to the spam folder and you know what? I feel much better socially too. Instead of being chained to my laptop at home, I go out and meet my friends for coffee.
Also, such media are absolute timewasters. Businesses are blocking access to Twitter and Facebook as they cause a great loss in productivity. People spend so much time on the Facebook/Twitter they don't even have time to get on with their lives and to get anything done. When they don't have anything to write about, they waste their time reading about what others have written. I think these two applications hit a soft spot on most people and that is the key reason why they are so successful and that is 'gossip'.
I agree. There's only so much mental bandwith available. The social media chatter is becoming very similar to the AM band on portable transistor radio. You can run up and down the dial all day, but you may not get the info you really need or want! This is one of the reasons why I'm skeptical about Twitter.
Personally, even it could appear quite strange and not in line with our attitude in attending to entertainment events, I believe it is a positive approach in allowing, for instance, safety just in time tweets for people working in health or emergency and need to be reachable for polling.
Pardon me, I was the one that got you wrong.A guy that stays with me does lot of chatting on his phone so much that i feel it just too much for somebody that still have a lot to catch in life. He is not into business talk or something of value, just chatting away.
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