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I woke up this morning, popped open my browser (IE9 of course!) of which one of my tabs is homed to Facebook. I am looking at the new changes that took place trying to figure out if I like them or not when I decide to check in on my daughter. As a parent I keep tabs on what she posts just to make sure things are on the up and up and also just to keep up on every day happenings. She had made a recent comment in reply to a question posted on one of her friends walls. Here is the exchange -
(The final comment is from my daughter. Looks like I am going to have to open up accounts on Google+ and Tumblr to stay informed.)
I wouldn’t have given this much more thought if it were for all of the buzz on social media networks about this very subject. If you are watching Facebook and Twitter, there is a lot of talk right now about this exact topic. I think the conversation is running all over Google+ as well based upon what I see in FB posts and Tweets. The point is there is a lot of churn going on right now. Twitter seems to be losing it’s appeal and with influential people like Robert Scoble calling this out, Twitter just might have been dealt a seriously blow to it’s long term success.
See more of Scoble’s recent thoughts on the churn in Social Media.
Now keep in mind there are a bunch of different segments that impact social networks. What appeals to my tweenage daughter can be completely different from what a social media mogul like Robert Scoble finds value in. In all of this I am trying to find the answer to a couple of questions as they pertain to IT Professionals -
What social platforms are IT Pro’s using?
Where do I need to be to stay engaged with IT Professionals?
PLEASE comment and let me know!
Sorry to disappoint you, but Real IT Pros don't have time for social networks.
Otherwise they won't have enough time to follow your video tutorials.
So it is a matter of choice: technical knowledge or soft skills
I tend to agree that IT Pros aren't as involved with Social Media as other tech people. There are of course exceptions, but im y dealings with IT Pros, most still prefer email and online forums for obtaining critical information. I do believe it is somewhat generational (younger, newer IT Pros are probably more apt to use social media). I also believe that most IT Pros have dedicated a fair amount of time blocking social media on their networks at the behest of management (productivty) or on there own due to security concerns. I would love to hear more about this from the IT Pro community.