I’m always looking for the next big thing, that’s just the way I’ve always been. I’m a builder, I take on challenges, set up processes, train people, then once things are in place, I’m looking for the next challenge. I’m lovin’ this new world of social media, it seems there’s always something new, something different, something bigger and something better.
It’s almost too much, as a matter of fact. It seems like we the people, move in unison to the next big thing constantly, which is fun for a short time to always have a shiny new toy to play with, but can it last? I think we need to be working toward depth in these social media relationships or else we will eventually abandon it all once we are tired of playing the game.Â This technology and mindset are young and there is still a lot to learn and still a lot of growth to take place, but I wonder if it’s premature to expect some stickiness.
Maybe it’s me that loses interest too soon. At the moment, I still like Facebook, it’s keeping my attention and I am building and renewing relationships. I just wonder how long it will last before the next big thing comes along, maybe it’s already here. As of yesterday, Facebook, aka “the walled garden”, has to put up with a new kid in town, Plaxo.Â Plaxo itself is not new, however, it has been totally overhauled and is stepping up to get in Facebook’s face and they have even removed the walls.
I have used Plaxo, way back in the dark ages, about 2 years ago, but I have long since abandoned it.Â Even with the new hyped up functionality, I haven’t even been backÂ yet because honestly, I’m not ready to move on yet. I don’t want something new yet because I think there is still room to grow within Facebook.Â The truth is I’m having too much fun on Facebook, there are a lot of cool people there who are my friends and they are from all over the world. It’s really a sub-set of CTM readers, although, I would love to see more of you as my friends on Facebook. (Here’s my profile to add me as a friend.)
What’s more important, shiny new toys or depth of relationships and real value?