I Don’t Mean to Complain But… (Yes, I Do)
Social Media are really a damn pain. I do one or two blog posts and then I have to spend more time socializing them than I did writing them in the first place.
They say (the cognoscenti) that a reaction against Social Media is coming, that it will lead to a big shake-out and there will be fewer surviving sites for us ink-stained wretches to deal with.
The Economist of London has already picked the S & M winners for us: FaceBook and Twitter. If The Economist is right, then those two big winners win, the others diminish or die, and the smart marketer better have a strong presence with the winners.
The problem is that most of the losers aren’t dead, or obviously dying, quite yet. So, who wants to give-up on Stumbleupon, Digg or Disqus ? LinkedIn – a niche holding survivor? Probably, but who knows. In the mid 1990”s I worked for a dot-com and visited Netscape in Mountain View many times – they sure looked like winners at the time.
For now, the wise Netizen must feed FriendFeed and buzz up to Buzz Up! The only thing you can afford to give-up now is sleep.
Really. S & M isn’t so much fun as it’s cracked up to be.