An update on my progress with social media:
I recently started tweeting (finally!). My initial concerns about getting into Twitter involved time & technology (yes, I’m a bit of a technophobe). So I’m taking my time to get comfortable with learning how to post & re-tweet … making new connections … and seeing what other relevant, interesting information is out there.
What I find overwhelming is the amount of information on Twitter – I’m concerned about adding to information overload (especially when I see people frequently tweet quotes as a way to maintain a Twitter presence). To help manage my anxiety in this area, I rely on these words of wisdom:
- Tweeting content in response to ‘What’s got your attention?’ rather than ‘What are you doing?’ [Gleaned from a number of Twitter how-to blog posts and e-books.]
- Focus on contributing to the knowledge base, rather than contributing to the noise. [Thanks to my friend Debra Semans for this advice.]
I’d love to hear from other social media veterans and newbies: How do you deal with information overload on Twitter?