Social Networking Overdose

Over the past decade I think people have somewhat gone crazy with Social Networking! I remember when Hi5 and MySpace were all that people talked about in Kuwait and thats even before the marketing companies in the middle east caught on, and MySpace is somewhat dead, and I don’t know what people used Hi5 for in the first place.

To tell the truth there is a lot of good that everyone is able to get out of some these social networking services, in Kuwait Facebook is a fantastic tool for supporting small businesses or big businesses to get in contact directly with their customers to get their feedback, and Twitter is an excellent for fast and short communication or throwing out ideas and getting instant reactions.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Tumbler
  • FourSquare
  • Get Glue
  • LinkedIN

Luckily I’m not on very many social networking sites and only recently got on Twitter a few months back and I’m happy I did, but at the same time I got on board with FourSquare and GetGlue and that was insanity for me. I would check into so many different locations on FourSquare and so many different shows on Get Glue, it was pure insanity, I wanted to keep my numbers up, I wanted to be come Mayor, I was obssessed! I would keep checking in with whatever I was doing constantly, it was like I was on crack or something, seriously addicted. At one point it was just taking too much time and too many times doing it, I even figured out small loopholes in it and how to trick it, but luckily by summer I gave up on the useless ones, they were pointless. There is a point to some of these social networking sites, you get tips from FourSquare when traveling and see what are some interesting shows with Get Glue but I just stopped them because it was taking too much time. I’m not getting on Facebook or LinkedIN anytime soon, probably because I see how much time people spend on them and I barely have enough time as it is.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

7 Comments

  1. Unfortunately we are living in a world of virtual addiction. And the worst part is, addicted are unaware of their addiction. Do we need a Social networking rehab in Kuwait? I believe so!!

  2. xmido

    I see people sitting together outside and each one looking at his own phone and not even looking at each other. I think today technologies even though the point was to connect people more. We have replaced real life connections that has meaning to a virtual connection that to be honest is not the same.

  3. Akbar

    If there were individual home mail boxes in kuwait, I would be using them still. Hurray to snail mail.

  4. Hiya! Awesome blog! I happen to be a daily visitor to your site (somewhat more like addict ) of this website. Just wanted to say I appreciate your blogs and am looking forward for more to come!

  5. I think LinkedIn is good for your professional (brand) and twitter is – as you said – great for ideas. Incidentally, you just replied to one of my tweets this very second :)

    Foursquare can be mad. I have obsessively checked into every place I’ve been in for longer than 10 minutes. This is my rule even if it costs me 20 kd for one check in at a McDonald’s on my way to Corpus Christi from Houston. I’ve done this for almost a year and in December I will have to make my decision on whether or not to continue.

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