Increasingly I find myself flailing about in a sea of social media. Proliferating like forest mushrooms after a summer rain, social networks are, in my imagination, metastasizing into one vast Galactus-like entity gorging on precious time and focus. Web Two Point Oh! stuff seeps into the evening, consuming family time (there’s irony for ya). Exhausted from treading water, it’s all I can do to keep from being found floating face down in the morning.
And now I learn that the venerable mothership is getting into social networking. Sorry, NPR, there are only so many hours in the day. Or perhaps I should ditch all the others and gladly surrender to you? (Resistance just might prove to be futile after all.)
But short of that, how do I get out of this hamster wheel of perennial catch-up? Panting yet determined to finish the course, I am confronted by yet another vast expanse of “next-big-thing-ness” as I round the bend, and that sucks the wind right on out of me.
What should I do? How do you uber-social media consumers manage your time? Do you sleep? As 90.9 can’t be in all places at once, where should WBUR strategically focus its time and resources?
Logging off shortly and heading home, where I am planning a quiet evening free of all electronic intrusions with the exception of the radio.
Tuned to 90.9 of course.