Over the past several weeks I have been a part of discussions with both physicians and non physicians commenting on how social media has overtaken their life. They feel compelled to connect to Twitter morning noon and night. They get sucked into the constant need to post to their blog, they live and die by Facebook updates, Foursquare check-ins and on and on and on.
Technology is supposed to serve us, not the other way around. Social media is no exception. While most of you are just starting to explore social media in all its forms, keep in mind the boundaries you want to attach. It can quickly suck you in.
I am embedding a post by Guy Kawasaki from a few months back in which we highlights his own issues with social media addiction and showcases two products to help tune out from time to time.
Shoot me a note with ideas that have worked to help you maintian boundaries or share how you’ve been engulfed. Either way, your colleagues will find it interesting.
From Guy Kawasaki – How to Find Freedom
Let me confess: I’m addicted to Twitter and email, and my addiction increases the more I have to do something important like write a book. Luckily, I stumbled across applications called Freedom and Anti-Social that really help. I explain how they works here at the American Express Open Forum. If you’re having a tough time prying yourself away from online fun, they could really help.