I believe there are lines in social media, as there is with everything I suppose. We speak so frequently about people/ businesses not being social enough but how about those people/ businesses that are being too social, bordering on annoying and In your face…and potentially the social media butterfly syndrome?
It’s easy to point out the flaws in being un-social, or not social enough, in this new social society we are in…but where do you draw lines and definitions of being over-social? Is someone that takes part in 5, 10, or 20 Twitter hashtag chats being “over-social”? Is someone that is up in your grill, and everybody else’s, saying good morning, good afternoon, and good evening being “over-social”? How about the person that has 500 followers and has 60,000 tweets?
I think being “over-social” is just as dangerous as being “under-social”, and being able to define that and draw those lines is good for a person or business. Like with anything, there is a middle ground, and it is better to be there than either of the extremes. These lines are not set in stone, there is wiggle room but I think each one of us needs to take a look at how and what we are presenting out there in social and either up our game, or take it down a notch.
Lately though, I have been more annoyed with the over-social, hyper active, in your voice social user than any other online type, which is why I am writing this. So who are you? How are you presenting yourself? We can’t please everyone but it’s never a bad idea to reflect on you and how you are doing things. Cheers!!
- What Inliers Think About Social Media (socialmediaexplorer.com)