I couldn’t help laughing to myself when I read an article:
10 signs you’ve taken social networking TOO FAR
Everyone uses Social Media now-a-days. To talk to friends, to let people know what you’re doing, putting up photos from the weekend, and just to find interesting articles, but how much time do we all spend on it every day? 10, 20, 30 minutes? I know I can spend even longer… And I do wonder – What could I have managed to get done instead?
The problem is, Social Media is everywhere! You can access it at any time of the day through devices that you carry around in your pocket. And whether you’re checking your emails, or buying something on-line, there’s sure to be a button saying ‘tweet this’ or ‘follow us on facebook’.
From Bebo, to MySpace, Social Media has spiralled to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogs, where now people have multiple accounts to check each day!
Will we get like the people from this video, or is this already the case for some?…
I also really enjoyed reading Niall Harbison’s blog post on ‘Are You A Social Media/Internet Addict?’ who clearly explains that from using Social Media, there is soo much information about us, out there on the web. This information is then used by the companies, who track our every click, so they can target us more effectively and encourage us to spend even longer on their sites, which in turn makes them even more profit.
Do you think Social Media is, or will become a problem for some people? And would you consider trying to limit the amount of time you spend using these sites…