The Social Media Diet
March 15, 2012
People are creating ‘content’ like never before. Everyone I talk to seems to be drowning in a sea of Tweets, Facebook updates & other user-generated content. Yet I feel something is missing. Something simple. Something elusive. A thing called quality.
- Think twice before you share
- Only share your best stuff
- Strictly one share per day
Here’s the motto from The Information Diet (which is aimed at curbing unnecessary, even unhealthy, consumption):
And here’s my adaptation for social media (which is aimed at curbing unnecessary production of all the info we consume):
When it comes to separating signal from noise, curbing production is as important as curbing consumption. Several startups have proposed solutions to filter all the low quality links and information being passed around these days. But what if the solution were as simple as developing healthier habits? Is this a technology problem or a psycho-social problem? Think about it.