Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Time to evaluate - my social media shakeup

I recently read an article from Chris Pirillo that asked "How much social networking is too much?" At the time I was also preparing slides for a presentation I am giving on Social Media this week. As I looked at the slides I realised just how many social networking sites I have joined.

In his article Chris said "There comes a point where we have to decide enough is enough and eradicate the extra noise. When it becomes impossible to hear and be heard, you know you’ve stretched yourself a little too thin. Pare it down, folks. You don’t need to be everywhere in order to make a difference in this world. You simply need to somewhere."

All of this caused me to reflect on my Social Media Presence. This is where I will be:

Blogger - Essential for my blogging.
Evernote - My virtual notebook where I store and share all sorts of things.
Facebook - I joined to connect with family and friends and I use it (reluctantly) to connect with the genealogy community. I would rather not use it for genealogy but while others insist on using it I will stay there.
Google+ - My social media communication and collaboration tool of choice.
Librarything - I love this tool for managing my reading life and remembering for me what I have read.
LinkedIn - I'll maintain my presence here as it is good to keep in contact with former business contacts.
The Old Reader - My new (to me) RSS feed reader.
Twitter - I have quietened down on Twitter but it is the tool I turn to when at an event and I have something to share
Youtube - A home for the few videos I have made.

I have numerous other accounts and will try new tools as they appear but the above are enough to keep this old girl busy.

Where will you be?


Pam Beveridge said...

Glad you're staying on G+. It's easier for me because of the interconnection of other Google products I'm already working in. Like you, I had to cut out a lot of stuff in order to get things scanned, researched and online, so I felt I'd made progress at the end of the day. Twitter has taken the brunt of it, but as you pointed out, it's great for something in the moment. I like Linked-In for the depth of the posts from around the world, but I don't have a lot of time.

Susan Clark said...

I, too, prefer G+ for genealogy. Though I am active on Facebook, it is much more a social venue.

Flickr is my photo sharing and storage site.

GeniAus said...

I get so annoyed when I read article that say Google+ is a dead duck. It certainly has a strong presence in genealogy.

Sharon said...

I am new at G+ and still haven't really become involved but look forward to learning more about it.

Jana Iverson Last said...

Hi Jill,

I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at

Have a great weekend!


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