Being used

Social Media Information Overload
I wrote the following in 2011:

Computers and gadgets are for you to use. You can do as little or as much as you want with them. You can be productive or spend all the time searching through other people’s lives.

Information Overload

Still stand by this. Information overload is stressing people now and keeping up has become an issue if not managed well. So is the information overload using you and your time or are you managing to wisely use the information to your benefit? I hope the balance is leaning towards  you.

How to use Twitter

OM: So how do you think people should think about Twitter? Like electricity — you don’t even think about it; it’s just there?

Ev: [Laughs] I would like people to know they’re using Twitter but they shouldn’t have to think about *how* to use Twitter.

That last sentence from the interview is well said. Everybody should think for themselves as to what they want from the tool (Twitter) and how to get the most out of it. After all everybody’s needs are different too.