If you are reading this, you may need a social media detox. Just type a “social media detox” in Google and you will find enough to make you think. Here are a few: Are You Addicted to Social Media? Gabrielle Bernstein’s story from addiction to a successful author on life improvement; 10 Strategies for a Summer Social Media Detox by Aubre Andrus, maybe too late fort his summer vacation, but still good for your next break; Social Media Detox, a complete list of interesting articles from Huffingtion Post. And, if you want to learn more about liking and following, just listen to “You Like Me Too Much” .
How often do you fiddle with your smartphone during critical teleconferences? Or attend to e-mail pop-ups on your desktop? Our brain does not multitask – it switches between tasks. UK research shows that multitasking lowers IQ by 10 points. There are reasons why people multitask; you may recognize some of them in your behaviour. If you are multitasking, you should consider changing this. There are several ways to do this, see some of them here.
What is a social network endorsement worth? Just having revisited my own LikedIN page, I realized that I had received quite some from the people I know, worked with, or worked for. I have not given any endorsements as yet, although many of those folks who endorsed me deserved them as well. Somehow, I have a problem this reciprocal ‘liking’. If you do not fancy endorsements, you can choose to opt out. The opposite would be to get into endorsement generators or ‘endorsers’. Yes, they do exist, just google them up. There is a nice blog item on this: To Endorse or Not Endorse? It will enlighten you.