How much time do you spend on Social Media?

16 Oct

Through a friend, I was recently introduced to

No – this isn’t a plug for their awesome site (oops, sorry bout that).

It’s just that their post today about social media addiction fascination got me thinking about how much time and resources are put into Twitter/Facebook/Blogs.

I’ve found that Twitter is a great way to get quick, occasionally accurate, answers to random questions that come up.  In my community, I see requests for info, requests for lunch, and requests to read umpteen blog posts (yeah – I think I’m guilty of this one…)

It won’t surprise me to see requests to come help drink some beer(#chugit), erect a barn (#amish), or blind dates (#hookmeup).

Are there any downsides to Twitter?  Is it a time waster, a time saver, or a PITA?

What do you like best about Twitter – and how do you find the time to fit it into your schedule?

Comments are welcome – or DM @brandscaping



3 Responses to “How much time do you spend on Social Media?”

  1. @lacouvee October 16, 2009 at 10:14 pm #

    Countless hours spent to master a new technology but in the process connection with people that I would never have met otherwise – for business, for community building, for fun.

    So, is it worth it? Absolutely. The learning curve is steep but there are tools to control and maximize the amount of time invested in social media.

    Besides, the average Canadian watches 4 hours of TV a day!

  2. Janice October 17, 2009 at 12:46 pm #

    Right now, far too much time.

    As a new business startup it’s required but I am learning quickly to use time saver tools such as Hootsuite, wefollow, and GoogleReader.

    Hootsuite supports pre-timed tweets which is handy. I learned pretty quickly to only follow people on Twitter who are of real interest — or else time just dissolves.


  3. jasonfinnerty October 19, 2009 at 8:58 am #

    Janice and Janis – it seems to come down to whether you want to receive a scripted message from the TV – or be a part of the conversation.
    It could be the ADHD in me – but i love the frenetic nature of twitter/facebook/blogging.

    Thank you to both of you for commenting – looking forward to more of your tweets!

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