coachm - 4:03 am on May 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
I think this is more of a protest about the state of the human race. The web is only a reflection of that.
That sounds about right. Except that technology and media influence the human race, in addition to reflecting it, and that's the sneaky part about this.
Having read you for a number of years here, I have some sense about what you have to contribute, and you, along with a number of others here, strike me as people I can learn from (well, actually I have).
So here's another question. If you found that you HAD to tweet, be liked, followed and whatever, and that you had to spend a significant amount of your time pursuing that, instead of doing what you love, and doing things linked to your unique expertise, what would you do?
Because if (and yes, it's a big if) social indicators become more important, that's what many of my colleagues are facing. And me. Perhaps it's already happened, who knows.
I had better things to do with my time than trying to get links in to my sites (I get several link requests every day).
I have better things to do than pretend I'm having conversations in social media just so I'll get Liked. I don't have enough years left on my clock, and it's a tickin.
But finally, this isn't about me. I'll manage.