According to a recent post I found on Ragan’s PR Daily, titled, 4 Ways to Avoid Social Media Burnout, people are getting tired of technology. If people are tired of technology now, good luck in the future – it’s not like the roll of technology is just going to stop and turn around. In fact, technology is not rolling it’s more like sky-rocketing.
The writer, Dorie Clark, gives 4 ways to Avoid Social Media Overload:
1. Don’t be an early adopter. This is the way I think when it comes to new technology, but that’s only because I learned the hard way. I remember when a new phone came out and I had to have it, so I went and spent extra money to break my contract and get it. It turned out that the phone was so new that it hadn’t had enough time to work out the kinks. I ended up hating it and from then on I learned not to be the ginea pig.
2. Sample Widely. Keep your options open and always be in the know about what’s going on.
3. Focus Narrowly. If you are good at writing, then blog. If your good at chatting, then create videos. Do what suits you best and fits who you are. There’s no reason to tweet if you hate it.
4. Schedule the Time. Clark recommends that people set aside time and a limit themselves to how much time they spend socializing through technology.
Clark mentioned some great ways to stay connected to the world, yet keeping your distance. No matter how hard we try to limit our attention to technology, it’s always going to be there and will always be growing. It’s harder than we think to give up social technology. The least we can do it try tuning into the real world and let go a little bit of technology. I mean, try telling a teenager that they are banned from their cell phone and computer. I hope your prepared for an argument.