Addiction to Twitter and its kindred platforms has never been really in question, has it? As much as some people might want to deny it, there is a tendency to get hooked on these platforms for so many reasons. Only recently, a study showed that it might be easier to escape the entangled snares of cigarette and alcohol addiction than Twitter. Yeah, they say that Twitter just might be more addictive.
You might as well admit it. You’re addicted to Twitter. Or social media in general.
They say the first step towards curing an addiction is admitting it. Whether you are looking to cure your addiction to Twitter or not, this piece of research might be of interest to you. As studies usually go, there is a lot of data involved, and even more analysis. The bottom line of this recent study is this: Twitter is more difficult to resist than cigarettes or alcohol.
When was the last time you used a cheat sheet? I still remember the days in university when professors allowed cheat sheets during exams. We were ecstatic, only to realize that the problems in the exam were practically unsolvable if you only relied on the cheat sheet.
When it comes to the “real world” of business, there is also such a thing as a cheat sheet. With all the different developments in business and technology, it is only to be expected. The guys at Flowtown have come up with an infographic that can serve as a quick guide for small business owners when it comes to social media.
Anyone who has had to fly coach probably has experienced the nightmare of having an incompatible seat mate. If you are the type who just likes to spend time sleeping, reading, or listening to music, the antagonist in the nightmare is the seat mate who just will not stop trying to chat you up. Even when you pointedly put your earphones on. If you are the kind who likes to meet new people and learn about them, then you might be the antagonist.
Finger pointing will not do any good, though, as we all are unique in our own ways. The only solution is to be tolerant of others, isn’t it?
Think again! If you’re lucky enough to have the option of flying Malaysia Airlines or KLM, you have a chance to pre-select your seat mate on the plane using social media.
It’s the last work day of the week for most of us. How satisfied are you with 2011? If you work in social media, you might have a lot to say about the things that have happened in the past year. Have you taken a look at the big picture?
If you take even only a minute to ponder on the past year, you will realize that it was huge for social media. So many developments, so many news highlights, and so many more people became engaged on various platforms. Big brand Media Bistro has not overlooked this fact, and it has created an infographic (surprise!) about what mattered most in 2011 for social media. ((Media Bistro))