Thursday, January 22, 2009
Social Media is Like Sex
I took a break the last few weeks because there are these people – who actually bring joy to my life – and they’ve gotten accustomed to me spending a day or a week now and then with … what’s the word? … my FAMILY. I followed along on the igoogle (which I love, btw thanks @billjacobs) when I could but it’s nothing like catching up on the friendfeed, or the twitter machine … It’s clear that I missed a meeting or two.
Naturally there’s all the feverish wrap-up just to be able to get on the plane. Then, when one returns, there are projects that require attention. If you’re lucky some of them are actually revenue-generating.
But I digress.
We’ve had a busy couple of weeks. Kevin Dugan, whom you may know as the prime instigator behind The Bad Pitch Blog
and Strategic Public Relations, found out he’s the 2009 recipient of the Bogart/VonDer/Von Dugan Award.
Either way, he really is kind of a big deal. If you get a chance, congratulate him.
One of the actual nice guys (he doesn’t know from me but anybody who marries his college sweetheart and still writes about her like this is a good guy in my book) suffers a loss and shares it very publicly.
I’m sure all of us pass along our condolences and best wishes.
And to task:
We all were captivated over whether social media was source of “personal branding.”
One of the high priests of the SocMed or SM (yes!) or whatever the hell we’re calling it this week to stay under 140 characters said NO.
Then said YES.
I don’t know. I got bored.
You know how when you’re reading a book on the plane and you’re tired and you realize that two or three pages have gone by? And you know you’ve read every word but absorbed none of them?
Yeah, it’s like that.
When did Carlos become king of all Atrusia? Wha’?
Then, one of my favorite public relations bloggers (and thinkers) declared WAR on messaging.
Not MESSAGES, mind you, just MESSAGING.
A definition is provided for your convenience so you don’t miss the distinction.
Semantics for fun and profit.
Or prophet as the case may be.
How is Social Media Like Sex?
You can talk about it. Or, you can do it.
This is not to say that talking precludes doing, just that you can’t do both at the same time.
And just like in high school, the more you talk …