41 Useful Things Facebook Social Summit | Payvment Blog

Last week, the folks at Social Media Examiner put together some of the best minds in social media to speak at Facebook Social Summit 2011. In no particular order, here are the 41 most useful things I heard from experts

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  1. Maybe social media has some advantages but in my experience (or in my case) there is not much impact. I guess it all depends on how many “true” followers you have and maybe how savvy you are at social media like facebook. And yeah, like already pointed out facebook consumes a lot of time. What’s worse is that you will never realize how much time you’ve spent until your time is out.

    1. Julius,
      Social networking is a time suck that at the least can be distracting and at most can become additive. By choosing to social network we open ourselves to increased distraction. Increased exposure to distraction leads to an increased inclination for the mind to wander rather than being single pointed ie. focused on the project at hand. That distraction factor frustrates us when it comes to producing high quality content.

      Paper communication that rarely evoked urgency when it came to responses has given way to e-mails, text messaging and carrying cell phones, lest we miss anything happening right now. Everything is being reduced to sound-bytes and we are all resembling those stricken with ADHD.

      It’s been subtle, the way that the technology which was supposed to free us from work and give us more leisure time (while machines do the work) has evolved into more of a yoke that keeps us forever connected. As we become more and more addicted to being “switched-on” and available to an increasing number of “friends” all day and night; the price we pay is the loss of quality time offline with family and friends. The irony is the reasons we are social networking and multitasking is to expand our blog’s reach and gain this offline time to enjoy. Yet when we assess our progress we may find this isn’t what’s happening.

      I have assessed my progress and realized I have been spread too thin for far too long. I had assumed I was a more productive and effective blogger due to social networking and multi-tasking. But this year I recognized this simply isn’t true. Social networking produced many “friends” but very few new readers and subscribers. The alternative to getting sucked in and addicted is scheduling blocks of uninterrupted timeto work in and then carrying through and getting the work done.

      “Allow no distraction or interruptions — focus on content creation and commenting” has become my mantra and my practice. Adopting that approach has left me with less time for social networking and I’m comfortable with that.

  2. The other option is to blog cheaply, or simply (simple elegance) … like a student, because it means that money and social and peer pressure is not telling you what to do. You can be technologically “with it” without using Facebook, and plus you’ll have 41 less things to worry about.

    1. Hi Stateve,
      I’m with you but not all of my readers will agree wuith us. I’m not a Facebook member and have no intention of becoming one. I prefer to invest my time into other activities. I have met many bloggers who are suffering from social media fatigue. I have also met many who have left Facebook and who will not return. They say their experience was that it’s an addictive environment and a major time suck.

      1. Very true it’s very easy to lose focus once social media comes into the picture and one can find themselves being overwhelmed or battling to keep up with the race, Finding a balance and nice pace so things don’t get out of control is the key.

        1. Hi Steve,
          Well said. I agree with you 100%. One can get into a roller coaster ride and if they aren’t mindful it’s easy to become addicted to spending hours on non-productive social networking. As bloggers we need to pace ourselves.

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