social media (marketing)

My girl just sent this to me…it’s a tight, if irreverent breakdown of social media (marketing) What the F**K is Social Media: One Year Later

Also, last night I attended the Off Off Community Dish and heard Dave Charest talk some on this subject. He introduced me to Hoot Suite, which I’ve allowed to absorb most of my day (when not playing with my nephew).

The one thing that is very clear is that social media takes up a lot of time. I find myself having a very love/hate relationship with it. I’m fascinated by the beast with 1,000,000,000 eyes and mouths, but it’s really terrifying. If it’s helpful to create awareness of the work I do, I’m all for it, and it’s certainly not a waste of time.

Still, going to the beach without the computer or turning off the phone during a meal with my love seems to make me happiest. It’s all about balance, right? Not too much of one thing or too little of another. I mean, if all you eat are carrots, your skin’ll turn orange.

One comment

  1. Dave Charest · August 10, 2009

    Look where I found you James. =)
    I have now added you to my Google reader.

    Thanks for the shout out. And I agree with you that Social Media can be time suck. It truly is about finding the right balance.

    I’ve taken to using a timer these days.
    20 minutes to do such and such.

    Keeps me from getting lost in the abyss. =)

    Looking forward to your posts.


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