One of our attendees sent me an email this past week about setting up a pre-networking group on LinkedIn.com. So we did! If you’re a member of LinkedIn.com, we’ve set up a group for New Media Expo attendees and anyone else interested in networking with fellow content creators.
But it brings up an interesting point. There are hundreds of sites and services where I can setup groups, micro-sites and social networking pages. I could literally spend my entire day signing up for new sites, entering my information, and then maintaining that information as we get closer to the Expo. When is enough, enough?
For a conference or business, the answer is probably – it’s never enough – sign up for as many as possible so that every person out there can find you somewhere. But the answer for an individual is probably different. You may sign up for a bunch of new services during their private beta and launch but only use a few on a regular basis.
I hear a lot about how social media overload is coming – folks for me I’m already there. As an individual I use a handful of services – it’s all I can do to keep up with those. As a business owner, I use as many as possible, which means I’m probably not using any of them as well as I should.
Ultimately, you need to decide if the services you are using are just creating “busy work” and those that are truly helping you enrich your experiences online – and off!
How do YOU decide what’s working for you and what’s just “busy work?”
NOTE: Badges for registered New Media Expo attendees will start mailing next week. Be on the lookout for yours!