Losing Signal In All The Noise

Social media, like kudzu, is an invasive species.

Daniel Newman is the CEO of United Visual Inc., writing on Ragan’s PR Daily, has conveniently listed “12 obvious signs you’re addicted to social media.” He says the signs are “farcical,” but I beg to differ.

6. You update your status while out with “real people.”

Are you updating your status while on a dinner date with your spouse or significant other? You’re obsessed. Do you tweet or post on Facebook #justmet or other @hashable content before you finish the meeting? One word: nutso.

Did I mention that I deleted Gowalla from my phone? Yep. And that I recoil when I see FourSquare check-ins in my Twitter feed? Yep.

Newman also addresses over-sharing. “If you feel the need to share your every thought and wish, and lose all inhibition on your Facebook page, please stop. You, singlehandedly, are the reason for my disdain of the platform.”

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About David Burn

Native Nebraskan in the Pacific Northwest. Brand builder at Bonehook. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. Contributor to The Content Strategist. Believer in Gossage, Bernbach and Clow. Doer of the things written about herein.