Oh no! I hear you say. Not yet another article about Social Media Tools!
Well, no not exactly.
But still, us techie types do tend to go on about our tools a lot don’t we?
I guess other professions do that too. I can’t imagine being a carpenter and having a chat over a few beers with another carpenter and comparing lathes, but I guess it happens.
Going back in time, I’m sure the techs of yesterday got excited about new tools too.
Heck, I can remember back in my radio ham days (I drifted away from amateur radio and into computers fairly quickly, and I had neither the time nor the money to indulge in both), when we’d compare radio sets of course, but even accessories like SWR meters or Morse keys.
Now, with established technologies we don’t perhaps tend to talk about them so much. When was the last time you spent time on a land line telephone talking about them? Mature technologies that aren’t innovating so rapidly don’t really get the headlines do they?
It’s human nature to get excited about new discoveries, new tools, new toys, at whatever age we are, so when yet another Social Media app comes along, and we like it, we want to talk about it, and share our excitement with other like-minded folks.
Sometimes though, perhaps we need to step back, and enjoy Social Media for what it is, and quit trying out another batch of tools until next week at least!
Having said that, I’m not at all sure if I can put that into practice myself!