[fr] Deux règles très simples pour survivre à l'ère des médias sociaux.
- You do not have to read everything.
- If you feel bad about missing stuff, apply rule one. This goes for e-mails, too.
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4 thoughts on “Social Media Survival Kit [en]”
Simple in principle; difficult in practice 🙂 But once you’ve learnt them, it will simplify your life immensely!
Minimising your presence will achieve the same thing, but loses the benefits of serendipity, and puts you in the echo chamber, so I keep a fairly extensive range of inputs, and occasionally call “bankrupt” on them , deleting entries en masse (which I had to do after a lengthy holiday, mainly spent offline!)
I actually never call “bankrupt” on anything, and scatter myself all over the place. But there are some spaces I don’t check (obscure social networks I’ve signed up to) and some that I’m more reactive to than others. I figure if people want to reach me, the different channels through which to do it are easy enough to find, and my experience is that people don’t hesitate to try a second channel if the first doesn’t work.
But these tips were more about “how do I process all the information out there” than “how do people get in touch with me”. I’ve seen too many people paralyzed by Twitter or their newsreader because they think they have to read everything or “catch up” when they’ve been away.
“I’ve seen too many people paralyzed by Twitter or their newsreader because they think they have to read everything or “catch up”” – that way lies madness, to be sure!