MySpace. Facebook. Twitter. BrightKite. LinkedIn. The list of social networks is huge – and gets bigger every day. Last year about this time there was some rumbling about “social network fatigue,” but that doesn’t seem to have slowed the growth of networking at all.
Still, the plethora of social networks continues to present issues for web workers. We like many of them for the opportunities they bring us: finding work, finding subcontractors, keeping up with the news, and so on. But at the same time, they can be immense time-sinks, preventing the performance of actual paying work.
So, now that you’re another year wiser – what’s your social network strategy? Do you try out each popular new one that comes down the pike? Or have you picked one (or two, or three) to stick with, as being most useful to your own way of working? What would you tell a new web worker who wants to get started with social networking, but who doesn’t know which way to go?