July 28, 2008
One of my favorite — yet most frustrating — parts of my job is monitoring, experimenting with and adopting social media tools. I easily could spend four or five hours a day looking over the latest shiny thing, tweeting the day away or perusing my feeds.
On the rare days when I leisurely scroll blog feeds or search conversations, I undoubtedly glean new insight that translates into a better way to communicate online. However, most days, I make a mad dash through the new information that has found its way online, read a few top sites and begin to sort through my accumulated email.
Today I waded through the pile and discovered a new site called SocialMedian.com. Similar to Digg, but with additional customization, SocialMedian allows users to find similar newsmakers and news networks to follow and vote on.
While this site may be the next Digg, I have no desire to invest in the site until I see a value.
Per a post a few months ago by Jeremiah Owyang, that would make me a settler. Not a pioneer or a colonist, I’ll try new tools, but wait until I see value before I adopt them.
Where do you fit on the spectrum? Or, where would you fit if time was not an issue?