ARE YOU Sometimes OVERWHELMED BY SOCIAL MEDIA?
It has been a long day and I have to admit technology is overwhelming! Social media does not make our lives easier but more complex and time consuming than ever before even if tools like Buffer or Hootsuite and Shareaholic are made available to us! How to keep up with Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, Facebook, YouTube, Gary Vaynerchuk, Tony Hsieh. Paperli and now Pinterest and by the way what the heck is Pinterest? Their icons do not even match the rest of the squad? Have you noticed? Are you keeping up with Geotagging? Have you opened an account with Four Square? Do you keep up with Groupon and the best way to keep your people interested on your blogs with info-graphics and know about the tools on how to make them?
How about learning a foreign language while turning off your twitter account and may be even talk more to our kids and spouses? Time is so squeezed that it is becoming scary and at times I feel a bit of guilt for going to bed because of potentially missing out on some new juicy piece of high-tech info or from my favorite fifty blogs I try to keep up with! And my personal as well as professional life! How about cooking? So dear to so many of us, at least for me! I read now about social media leaders eating their foods in front of their monitor? What a pity! The Babel tower of information is here! Who is going to confuse our languages and force us to s l o w d o w n ? The obvious and real dichotomy of what I like to coin “progress and regress” is a solid description of our modern connected world! Hurray Google + and video-mail, which is going to grow exponentially in the coming 24 months as well as the modern way of reporting with info-graphics because we all have so less time to spare! Are we going insane?
Let us S T O P and let us BREATHE!..
I find it soothing to turn on the artificial “cricket sound recording” on my YouTube profile to soothe my soul and get my Provence peace of mind back to myself in the middle of stressed out and freezing Northern Germany! Oh I forgot how about international mayhem within the Middle East: Syria, Israel and Iran threatening world’s peace endeavors? How about our €uro currency and a restless Germany back on the geopolitical world map? Did you catch that or did you miss out on one of the most important European developments of the last 10 years? Halas we could be headed towards speed, faster than we probably can cope with! No rest for the “stressed out” as the bible mentions! Remember the prophet Daniel and the brilliant macroeconomic statement he made with very simple words? “…Even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. (Daniel 12:2 KJV). Does this rings a bell to you or may be even “several ones”? By the way how do you regain peace of mind, tranquility, serenity and calmness? Drop me a note and let’s avoid the social media daily stress for now because the day of rest (Saturday) has finally arrived!…