Sometimes I wonder if it's just me, but I think it's fair to say that a widely-experienced byproduct of social media engagement is social media disengagement. I've encountered it in BBS's, forums, message boards, with IM clients, on MySpace, Facebook, and now, most recently, on Twitter. I was exasperated with FriendFeed before I even gave it a proper try, though it looks like I'll have a second chance now that Facebook's acquired it and will probably be integrating some of its features. It's not that there's anything inherently wrong with any of the services themselves, it's just that my attention span is fleeting and their novelty wears off quickly.





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Written by CindyKing
4010 days ago

It's interesting to see the different expectations we all have too when going into social media. I hate clicking buttons for clicking buttons sake. I'm totally outside of the US "cute" culture (cutesy emails etc) so I do not have much patience with most of the Facebook applications.

Where I find my value, is in focusing on what interests me. This is how I have met some great people. People I can have real conversations with. In practice this means honing in on keywords - the words that best describe my interests.

And it's funny, I really, really like FriendFeed (today! and dreading any Facebook touch to it!). Because it is ultra easy to put connections into folders and I use it just like others use their Google Reader. It is how I keep up to date... and the format is soooo much more easier on the eye than anything else out there.

But I do wonder what my favorites will be at the end of the year, things change so fast.



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