Thursday, January 2, 2014

What I've Learned About Social Networks This Month

There are 5 types of social network posts:

1. What I'm doing 
2. What I'm thinking
3. What I've made
4. What I've found
5. What I'm selling

But there's a hidden message inside every tweet and blog post we make. It's what we believe it says about us. This one says, "I'm really smart." 

It’s been an interesting month on Twitter. I’ve been loving the Snark vs. Smarm debate. I find Smarm way more irritating. In life, as in medical test results, false-positives do way more harm than good. So when I read, “Please Retweet," what I hear is, "Please Unfollow." I mute therefore you aren't. 

The buzz from participating in a social network comes from brain chemistry. We act as drug delivery mechanisms for each other.  The addictive part is the compulsion to stay alive in the minds of our audience. Can you feel me in there? I feel you. So watch your hands, you perv!

If you remember nothing else, remember this: A tweet of beauty is a joy for 10 seconds. You must RT the change you want to see in the world. And the unSelfied life is not worth living. You can’t step twice in the same social network stream. So be sure to check the bottom of your shoes before you step back inside. Be careful out there!

You can follow me on Twitter, here.

(This post was assembled from some of my December tweets.)