Are You Addicted To Social Media?

A really great article came out today from Social Media Today-55 Signs That You Are Addicted To Social Media and Twitter. Some of them were fun and silly but didn't resonate (I don't have children), but some of them really hit home.

7. You no longer have patience for people who tell you “my clients are not on social media.”
I just don't understand why every business does not utilize the mostly free tools that Google, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Yelp, etc. gives you to maintain your online presence. The only well spent money to lay out would be to hire someone to run it for you.

8. You turn down as many clients as you take on due to the “not going to sell you on social media factor.”
I have a client that is very close to getting the thanks but no thanks phone call from me. This very nice but older man calls me every month...every month!! to ask me how the Blog thing is coming along. Disclaimer: I don't do any blogs for them, just Facebook. He also consistently asks for my fax number and initially wanted me to mail him an invoice not electronically deliver. I understand old school but come on!

19. Someone has stalked you at a local establishment and asked for you by your Twitter handle.
True story, back in our Fashionistas days Megan and I were tweeted that a fellow Tweeter was at the Racetrack and wanted to meet us. The first drink went ok, the third and fourth...not so much. We were so excited that we had an actual fan of our website that we crossed the line big time. To the point of a very stern talking to from someone who has real fans and stalkers on the boundaries and safety of meeting someone that you dont know. I blame the vodka.

22. You have accepted the fact your brain now thinks in 140 character segments.
One of the first things that I do when I meet a new client is kinda of give them a quick assessment. More often than not, their posts on Facebook are WAY too long! I am glad that the 140 character thought process is in place. I think short, sweet and to the point. Am I the only person that actually likes figuring out how to get it all to fit??

29. You still cringe when clients and partners introduce you at speaking engagements and events as the “social media guru.”
It is not that I cringe, per say...but it is funny that this came up on the list. Because I get called that a lot. It doesn't bother me, it is actually kind of flattering and a little funny. By definition, a guru is a spiritual teacher, esp. one who imparts initiation. But, when I hear Guru, I can't help but think of nag chamba and Mike Myers.

35. You are what you tweet and proud of it.
 I have said this a million times but I am so thankful the world I know locally is not on Twitter. Twitter is the only place (for now) I can say whatever I want and know that it is truly me and my thoughts...however unkind or silly it may be.

40.  You know businesses in your local city who are less than a year away from going out of business because they have failed to adopt new media.
This is advertising as a whole for me. I see businesses go under all the time and more times than not, had they advertised properly...maybe not. Not that I can be solely responsible for keeping someone in the black, but top of mind awareness is key and you aren't gonna get that anywhere better than on Social Media.

So, there are the ones that resonate with me..take a look at the list and let me know what ones makes sense to you!

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  1. I am a new blogger, and learning the new social media a bit at a time. I am enjoying it. My hubby teases me now that I am on the computer at home at 5:15 am before leaving for work, and am on it right before I turn in each night. I have been trying to teach my parents a few things and they are enjoying it, but in their 70's, so it can overwhelm older folks sometimes. But, my grandma is 86 and online now. So, small doses. I have to invest in hand held devices now. I am probably one of the few bloggers without one. I have a laptop.. I just can't decide which one..I am torn between Iphone and Ipad..ugh..