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10 Signs you’re too deep in social media

Lists like these are fun, and, by the way, I’ve been told that lists of 3, 5, and 10 are particularly good as blog headlines. My title here is taken directly from Rohit Bhargava’s 10 Signs You May Have An Unhealthy Relationship With Social Media on his Influential Marketing Blog.

Here’s the complete list:

  1. You receive an audible alert on your phone anytime anything happens.
  2. Your business card says “guru” and you are NOT speaking about spirituality to large groups in India. (Rohit adds that no, he is not saying that because he’s Indian, but because it needs saying. I agree. And I believe him.)
  3. You use social media terms as verbs. (I should tweet this)
  4. You believe there is nothing wrong with spllng wrds without vwls.
  5. You answer questions with “you should read my blog post about that.”
  6. You check your Klout score, um, ever.
  7. You are a “mayor” of anything. (A reference to Foursquare, I believe, but what would I know?)
  8. You use the “like” button to make a statement.
  9. You use social media as a justification for being unreasonable. (Rohit cites demanding hotel upgrades because of Klout scores.)
  10. You freaked out for 70 minutes while Twitter went down.

My favorite is the last one, which reminds me that Twitter was down for more than an hour one morning (PDT) last week.

And I’ll confess to numbers 3, 5, 6, and — just a little bit, mildly — 10. That seems like a lot to me.

This post is by business plan expert Tim Berry and originally appeared on his Bplans blog.

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One Response to 10 Signs you’re too deep in social media

  1. Chris Dalzell July 5, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    Social Media certainly has a place in business but it has been ridiculously hyped up. You only have to glance at CV’s of some of these ‘experts’ or listen them for more than 5 minutes to realise this. Social Media certainly isn’t rocket science…

    If there is a reason to be thinking about or be worried about Social Media at present then it is it’s influence on SEO. In particular, Google + – See link below. 

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