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.
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!