Recently I started thinking about Twitter. Each night during the Olympics, Ryan Seacrest gave a social media update. I wondered if Twitter was really that big or if NBC was just looking for something to add to their coverage. So I dusted off my Twitter account and enabled notifications so I could see tweets on my phone. Yes, Twitter really is that big.
Now that I'm tweeting, I'm wondering how much social media is too much. I recently took stock of my social media connections:
- Typepad blog and Google Reader
- Google+ (just joined)
- Yelp (although I don't routinely use it)
- LinkedIn (again, I don't use it much)
- MySpace (haven't signed on in months)
- YouTube (haven't signed on in months)
- Skype (Does this count as social media?)
- Grooveshark (Haven't used in a long time.)
- SeamedUP (like Ravelry for quilters)
- Yahoo groups (don't use any more)
- Good ole email
Whew! A person could spend all day connecting with other people.
What do you think? Is it better to pick a few social media outlets and use those a lot? Or is it better to have a presence in many of them and use them each a little?
Please excuse me while I check my Twitter feed...