Social Disconnection: Choosing the Online Networks that Suit My Needs without Causing Excessive Distraction

simonhamer:

This is a fascinating journey into the stress that a lack of time can have on your social media usage. One thing that is clear from this poster is that it is well worth your while to have profiles on several different sites if you wish to network effectively online.
Why ?
Answer :- If you are only sites that they are not, then you cannot build a relationship online with them.
I have several trusted friends who are neither on Facebook or Google+, and more importantly have zero intention of ever joining those sites. They have told me…. repeatedly !

Originally posted on Dynamic Subspace:

The decision to disconnect from some social networking sites is what I call social disconnection. The commitments–time, social capital, and energy–of social media can take away from real life work and personal commitments. Furthermore, there are addictive qualities to some of these networks that require energy to resist and this can create other kinds of anxiety beyond your own use of these social networks. Social disconnection is about finding the networks that suit each of us best instead of connecting to the most popular or as many as possible.

Social disconnection for me is about finding the right balance and types of social networking to support my personal and professional relationships. My thoughts in this post concern my experiences and are in no way meant as a prescription for others to simply disconnect themselves from social media. I believe that we all have to find the networks where we feel…

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What Makes a Successful SOcial Media Campaign?

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Useful to clarify your thought processes

Originally posted on SO! What? SOcial.:

How is a social media campaign best executed?

This infographic below created by Cox Blue highlights some of the universal components of a successful social media marketing campaign. What are your thoughts in regards to this infographic?

What makes a successful social media campaign?

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My conversation with ex-Facebook CTO and Quora co-founder Adam D’Angelo

simonhamer:

Quora is another site that quietly does the job needed by its users very well. LinkedIn used to have an excellent Q&A section, but since LinkedIn decided to put Q&A under “More” the majority of users do not use it. I checked the other day to see that only 137 questions from LinkedIn’s 200 million members were asked in a 24 hour period. There is also too much gaming and abuse by some of those answering which has lead to many of those better qualified to answer leaving the section, and in some cases the site alone for good.

Well done Quora for creating a great place to find answers.

Originally posted on Gigaom:

To say that I have had a contentious relationship with former Facebook chief technology officer Adam D’Angelo’s three-year-old startup Quora would be an understatement. I’ve had my reasons for disagreeing with some of its policies relating to the content. Don’t get me wrong — I loved Quora before being turned off but now I use it like the “80 percent” consumers and rarely contribute to the site.

Despite the disagreements, just before the holidays kicked in, D’Angelo met with me in his Palo Alto offices, which house about 50 employees. Those who know him call him shy and quiet. And so I didn’t know what was in store for me. We ended up having a discussion that lasted about 45 minutes. Here are excerpts from that conversation.

Om: Adam, I have to say, the weekly email newsletter you guys send out is pretty damn good and enjoyable and…

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