Social Media Whore


I have become a social media whore. First it was My Space and then Flicker, and now my social media sites include Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, YouTube, Google+, Linked In and more recently Pintrest.

While I will now say my MySpace account has now been deleted, I am constantly on the other social media sites regularly. In fact, my day starts with Facebook and then pinning something on Pintrest, where I will occasionally find material to blog.

YouTube gets a thrashing when blogging as I look for suitable videos to include, as does my Google+ account, which is linked to my YouTube account. Finally, I am on Linked In to check out stories of interest and to see what my colleagues are up to. And then I go onto Twitter to get the latest news.

I can not imagine life without social media now. Facebook has become my preferred choice to spread news to my friends or even to invite them to an event. It is also a site for gathering information as I follow those news organisation I find interesting and as friends post interesting news stories. I first found out about a storm in Melbourne due to my friend posting about it, and the same can be said for an earthquake in New Zealand.

In fact, my father today noticed that the share market started taking a bit of a dip today and he wanted to know why. His first port of call was to put on SkyNews. Pfft! Twitter had the answer in 49 seconds. I wont go into the boring details, but there was an announcement today that was linked to interest rates.

Anyhoo, I was wondering what life would be like without this constant noise. I would probably have finished writing my book by now 🙂

I also would read a lot more.

I am not too sure whether the benefits of social media outweigh the negatives. I would say that at least five hours of my day would be spent on social media. It is instant information. It is socialising. I guess I would be able to see people more often and read the newspapers instead. I don’t watch television anymore – perhaps I have offset the TV for social media. In which case, I would be happy knowing that this is the case. Half of that time would have been spent on watching commercials anyway! And let’s face it, television is not a social activity at all.

I don’t really care to know how my life would be different. I am definitely not going to do the “ban on FB” status that I see regularly. I do think though, now that the hubster is about to join me, the time spent on my social pages will not be so long.

Either way, I do love social media. Whether I am a participant or a bystander. There is something about putting your mark on the social media sphere that I am addicted to.

Talking about addictions, what will I pin next? 🙂

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