Thursday, December 10, 2009

Social media overload

How many people think this?

I've got more connection than I often know what to do with — hundreds of friends, and friends of friends, and people I've never met who've become my virtual acquaintances on various social networking sites.

Social media overload perhaps is encroaching on our lives and as Martha Irvine says over at Editor and Publisher

Sure, it can be an efficient, effective way to communicate. But frankly, it also can make my head feel like it's going to explode. (As I type this, I try not to be distracted by the instant notifications from my e-mail account telling me that so-and-so and so-and-so are now "following" me on Twitter.)

Maybe time to redefine the boundries between social media and the rest of our lives?

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