A social media blackout?
Short but interesting post by Jason Kaneshiro of Webomatica on his self-imposed “social media blackout”:
At this point, Twitter is my only social networking website, getting sporadic use. Much to my surprise, I’ve enjoyed this self-imposed exile quite a bit. [...]
Overall, spending less time on speculation, discussion, and criticism, and more time doing and creating things. It’s been a while since I actually built stuff. Feels good. At this juncture, I won’t return from this camping trip for a while.
Would love to hear what other people think about social media participation, discussion, sharing, criticism, versus “creating things.”
Personally, in action if not in spirit I’m not too far off where Jason is of late. I’ve been enjoying sharing stories on Google Reader, throwing down an occasional tweet, and exploring the use of Posterous, but beyond that my social media participation has been rather light.
Maybe it’s “summer vacation” on the webs, or maybe it’s a growing realization that you just can’t stay completely plugged in for months on end without taking breaks to refresh and reorient.