Like you maybe, I’ve had a little social media journey – starting a blog, joining twitter and linked – in, and then feeling that I should do Google + and Facebook.
But these shoulds rarely work in life, do they?… and in truth I shouldn’t have bothered…
Reading Mark Schaefer’s latest book Return On Influence clarifies this (by the way, this book is less about Klout than the cover suggests). He talks about how having a strategy for gaming social networks and for creating good content are separate matters – and I know which I would prefer to spend time doing.
Which is why at the moment I am mad for Slideshare.
A friend and I have just finished a two – year stint running occasional Employability programmes at Cardiff University for grads and post-grads. During this time, we’ve learnt heaps – and, rather than our content disappearing into the ether, we can now put our learning out for general consumption here:
So if you’ve anything at all in the world that you are passionate about learning more on or want to share, please do give Slideshare a shot.
It’s a powerful channel to remind us that we are all much more than simple Likes and Dislikes – and that we may have a great deal more to exchange with one another than a thumbs up or otherwise.
And on a continuum between politician ( who seeks the likes) or thought leader ( who makes the content) where do your inclinations lie?