Social media has transformed the way that we connect.
Between the likes, tweets and pokes, I’ve realized that there’s a fallout from social media: it’s made me anti-social.
As usual, he’s right.
Social media provides us with technology that can create some unnatural (and unmanageable) situations.
People aren’t supposed to have thousands of friends. But: I’m glad that I do, and I value the connections as best I can. But I don’t have time to comment and connect as much as I’d like to – maybe you feel the same way?
Automation is not the complete answer, although it helps. Automation solves the problem of time management, yet it’s not a replacement for a real connection.
How can you filter these connections effectively? I mean, which connections really matter, and how do you know which electronic friends are most important?
Of course, all connections are important on some level – but if everyone is special, then no one is.
The ability to connect with countless thousands is important to me, to my business and my personal brand. Probably means a lot to you – in fact, you may have landed on this post due to something you saw on a social media platform.
So, let me ask you: How do you manage your electronic connections effectively? Do you believe that social media has made you anti-social? Is it possible to be truly social, if you’re sitting in front of a keyboard?
I’m concerned that we’re losing our ability to connect, face to face.