One of the things that stuck in my mind after yesterday’s post on Google’s friend connect announcement was “How do we maintain our social status while keeping not over exposing ourselves?”
I think this article, Achieving Balance in a Social World, gives a fair balance of how we should be using our twitters, blogs and networking sites. But the disturbing question came at the end…
“It’s a big, interconnected web world out there. And it’s about to get even more connected with the launch of Google Friend Connect.
Imagine what will happen to the web when any website has the ability to become its own social network. What will that do to our current networks? How will it help or hurt social media and web 2.0 evangelists?”
Who can say now? Only time will tell… Obviously there are 2 ways it can go. One, we will be aghast that our private lives have been invaded and the link (open social apps) between the silos (Individual Networking Sites) would collapse and we would revert back to what we had previously.
A second alternative , we set up barriers and our profile is limited yet connected. In addition, we will see an influx of PR and marketing people trying to build stakeholder or brand relationships with consumers.
The write up above shows how to use an open social app for marketing and PR people, like the one facebook launched. Would that be the way to go for communications and marketing professionals in the use of social media then?
Well, I’m hoping to get some answers from the experts, I’m gonna surf ard too see what our gurus think!