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Real People Don't Have Time for Social Media

Real People Don’t Have Time for Social Media

Written by Sarah Perez / April 16, 2008 2:00 PM / 37 Comments

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Let’s be honest here: we’re all a bunch of social media addicts. We’re junkies. Whether it’s a new Twitter app, a new Facebook feature, or a new social anything service, we’re all over it. But we may not be the norm. The truth is, being involved in social media takes time, something that most people don’t have a lot of. So how can regular folk get involved with social media? And how much time does it really take?

The Time It Takes To Be Involved

It was this post on a blog called Museum 2.0 that caught our eye.

[Side Note: Museum 2.0 is a blog whose niche is exploring the technologies and philosophies of web 2.0 and then applying them to museums, yes, like brick-and-mortar museums. The site’s owner, Nina Simon, works at the Tech Museum of Innovation as curator of the new Tech Virtual Museum Workshop and previously, worked at the Electric Sheep Company and International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. Fascinating read, by the way.]

The post was “How Much Time Does Web 2.0 Take?” and it looks at all the different types of activities and levels of participation on a sliding scale depending on how much time you have to invest.

The point of the scale is to show regular folk, albeit those in a particular industry, how they can fit getting involved with social media into their day-to-day routine.

Breakdown of times here


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