Stopping the social media madness

The Web worker daily has published an interesting post called "6 ways to stop the social media madness" in it the author suggests 6 ways in which you can limit the amount of information received from social media sites.

There are some very sensible suggestions here, although not all of them are new. These are the ones that caught my attention:

  1. Pare down - We're all guilty of trying to do too much with too little time and of trying to use as many sites as possible. Do you really need to though? If you have a set of "trusted" social media sites, only use these and use them regularly.
  2. Designate time for social media. If you're checking Facebook, Twitter and emails on a regular basis you've become a slave to your impulses. Set aside some time to dedicate to social media and only use this time. Your experiences will be much more valuable then.
  3. Step away - As the author suggests if you find yourself consumed by social media, it's probably time to take a break.
  4. Do the "cold turkey" this might be hard to contemplate for some people but if you feel like you're spending too much time on social media sites - STOP - that's right stop, turn off your laptop, your blackberry, your iPhone and simply enjoy some time away!

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