Friday, January 11, 2008

Social Media Mania

Well, I'm officially on Facebook. I even managed to add a few friends. As a business proposition I am still not sure of the value but I did catch up with a few long lost friends.

Joanna Young, of Confident Writing raised an issue that resonated for me. All of the social media require you to invite people to join you. I can see how easily these invitations can get out of hand.

I have always prided myself on being minimally intrusive. I've been on LinkedIn for awhile and was comfortable inviting people. Then I signed up for StumbleUpon, Digg, and now Facebook, Twitter and others. How do I manage this process so that I am not filling up mailboxes with endless invitations?

It is predicted that the social media space will soon experience some consolidation. However, that does not include "specialty" social media sites which are expected to survive consolidation.

Because social media is still evolving many people like me sign up for multiple services as we seek to find the service that will best meet our needs. As I take the journey I'll share my findings with you. Of course if you have any advice or tips for making the most of the social world, please share your comments.


Suzanne Wells - The eBay Coach said...

Hi, Karen. Beware, they call Facebook "internet crack." I have found it to be very helpful in finding contacts for business. After 3 days on facebook, I linked up with someone who asked me to be a guest on her radio show, and who asked me to be an expert on her website. So there is value.

I sent you a friend request. Come join my Moms in Business group on Facebook and network with us. Also, you might this blog post helpful with regard to using Facebook for business.

See you on FB!
Suzanne Wells

Words For Hire said...

Hi Suzanne! Thanks for the great information and the warning! LOL! Thank you for the invite. I'm looking forward to networking with you. See you on FB!


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