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Friday, January 09, 2009

Technologically Tethered

Last night I went to the G Magazine release party at the Upcountry History Museum. I made my way through the room shaking hands and chatting with Magazine Staff and local arts and marketing people. The topic of conversation overwhelmingly stuck to Twitter and the upcoming Social Media Group meeting taking place (way too early) this coming Monday morning.

Social Media: The new form of meet and greet. Reachout through wireless and touch someone.

I left wondering: How are these intelligent and incredibly busy creatives and business people finding the time to keep up with all of the means to stay connected? There’s Facebook, MySpace, Blogs, Websites… who has the time?

I no longer work 80 hours a week, gladly, but even on a regular day, I find myself frantically uploading, downloading, texting and checking into the dot coms in between errands and tasks. I imagine a BlackBerry would help, but then who’s driving the car?
How do the overworked find the time to blog and tweet? Are they hiring the tasks out?

Is this climate of Tweeting actually creating jobs? We’re all going to need E-assistants and drivers if we keep this up? And if the business community is this ADD now, what the hell is the next ambitions generation going to be like when they come nipping at hour heals? I have the feeling they’ll be so E-addicted, they won’t know how to look anyone in the eye. The good news in all of this is that there is less and less reason to leave the office, right? Just reach out and text someone.

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