Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Where Do You Find the Time for Social Media?

I often get asked how I find the time to blog (well, when I do blog!), interact on Twitter, keep up with Facebook, learn about podcasting, attend any number of community-based social media group meetups, and read books to boot. My answers have varied over the years, but Clay Shirky, author of the recently released book Here Comes Everybody (which I have yet to read), has the best answer in this video.

Where will you find the time?

Thanks to Wayne MacPhail for the tip.


TimothyPilgrim said...

Awesome find! I'm sharing this one for sure. To add to his sage words, I've also noticed that age is not a factor in the new web. A large portion of the people I regularly converse with online are in the last half of their lifespan, including the most elderly. I think this shift in society is also a shift into better integration of the generations.

Connie Crosby said...

You hit the nail on the head, Tim. I am currently reading Joseph Jaffe's Join the Conversation, and he is calling it Generation i, which has nothing to do with age, but everything to do with engagement.

I look at people like my father, who has been retired for a number of years. He was keeping the family connected with IRC (chat). I've had him check out Twitter.

We are in amazing times!

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting this - and tweeting to it! Now I know where the sentence "what a 4 year old knows is this: If it ships without a mouse, it ships broke". And makes me wonder, "what would the mouse be, for a bank?"

Connie Crosby said...

Sorry for the delay in approving your comment, Nancy! Dang those comment spammers--wish I didn't have to invoke the moderation bit.

Your question is a good one. I have to say, with doing business on the web I have been using PayPal for some of my business transactions. Except for supplying me with the credit card, where are the banks in this?

Okay, that's the one freebee idea you get out of me! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by.

Scott Szur said...

Thanks for posting this video.
I also mentioned your post and this video on my blog.
And I agree with you.
It never ceases to amaze me that people who will plant themselves on the couch to watch a 3+ hour baseball game are absolutely incredulous that we can find time to blog, tweet and be on Facebook.

Connie Crosby said...

Hi Scott:

I'm very glad you managed to dig back and find this post. It's a great little video!