08th Sep 2014

Social Media Reflections

So I’m taking a class on Social Media as part of my MBA program at Gonzaga.  It’s been interesting thus far, but one of the things I’ve noticed is that Social Media is assumed.  I’m fundamentally an introvert.  I can be outgoing when I need to be, but, given the choice, I’d much rather be by myself or with a small cadre of family and close friends.  I don’t take that much pleasure from casual relationships, yet it seems that much of the focus of social media is just that:  casual relationships.

I’m finding twitter fascinating to watch, and I’m enjoying the new ideas and bits of news that I’m picking up from some of the folks I’m following, but I’m not sure I have that much to say.  Does the wider world really want updates on my building projects?   Does anyone care about my thoughts on the ideal product development process?  Does adding my voice to the countless others do more than just create more noise?

I hope, as the course progresses, that we’ll look beyond just what it is, and how to do it, and spend some time on whether it should be done at all, and for what purpose.

Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should . . .

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