Social Media when you’re not very sociable?

Social media is all the rage. Facebook, Twitter, and newcomer Google+, as well as dozens of other platforms, are constantly at hand for many, if not most, people these days. But I have a few questions I’d like to ask.

Who do you communicate with on the various platforms? Are they mostly people you know in real life, or are they relative strangers that you only know from the internet?

What do you talk about? There are some folks who post almost every intimate detail of their lives. Others write nearly nothing about themselves, but would rather talk about a favorite subject or two. Are you bothered by advertising or advocacy entering your social stream? What kind of information do you share, and what do you respond to, or like, in others?

When, where, and how often do you engage social media? Are you someone who is always updating your status and checking on others, or do you limit and separate your social time from other online pursuits?

One final question, then I’ll leave it up to all of you to answer, how does your online social activity compare with your real life? Are you more or less social online?

That’s it. Now I wait on you to have your say.

Just Being Social

This site is going to be the place where I explore and sound off on social media. I have a few ideas about what I’d like to say, but they haven’t been fully developed yet. Check back for those posts soon.

While you wait, just a few words on being social. What does that mean in regards to today’s social media? Like many of you I am on

Twitter, Facebook, G+, and I may still have a MySpace account. How do you keep up with it all? The answer, in my case, is not always very well. That begs the question, can social media be overwhelming?

That’s one of the things I’d like to examine more deeply in a future post. I’d like to hear your thoughts in the comments.