Every now and then I feel like I’m floundering out there in cyberspace! And like me, you probably have moments when you too feel that Social Networking has all but taken over your life!
So when I saw this latest video, which is bound to go viral, I had a good giggle.
To a novice onlooker like me, it seems that Facebook and Google+ are continually raising the stakes on each other. It’s a bit like that old song
‘Anything you can do ….. I can do better!”
I’m left in the middle, kind of wondering why I need to use both of them, but then worrying if I don’t remain active on each of them, I may miss out on ‘something’ really important, interesting or essential. And in between it all, I’m still trying to figure out how I want to use them.
Then there’s Twitter. Fortunately though, I don’t have any lingering qualms about its value. For me, Twitter stands apart from other Social Networking platforms. It’s great, it’s invaluable and it’s a form of Social Networking which speaks to me in a totally different way to either Facebook or Google+.
And then there’s Blogging ….. and Nings ….. and Linked In ….. and GoodReads ….. and Diigo ….. and VodPod ….. and Flikr ….. and …. and ….. goodness …. the list goes on and on. It’s not until I stop and think about it that I realize how many different Social Networking tools I’m using – all of them eating into precious time in a day.
But just in the last few days, I’ve hit upon more than one video which talks about us getting back to the real world and not letting Social Networking take over our lives. I guess it’s important to remember that there are ‘real’ relationships out there which need nurturing if they are to be maintained. As new Social Networking platforms come thick and fast, we need to take stock and remember that wise adage our parents used to say:
Everything in moderation”