Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Social Media: Is it Closing us off to meeting people?

"If everyone is moving forward together than success takes care of itself”  Henry Ford 

"Follow Me, and I will make your fishers of men."  Jesus

"We do these things not because they are easy, but because they are hard." JFK

Start realizing that we need to get out and meet people, and keep on meeting people in order to grow networks.  Alot of folks think they have a phobia about meeting people.  "Lonny, I would rather die than meet new people."  

Then why are you on social media at all?  There is no substitute for good old fashioned speedmeeting groups, networking groups, going to parties, galas, or events.  

Here's a Tweet about that:  ProNetworkBuild
I commented on this Article: RT @CauseWire Do You Have Social Media Overload? http://ow.ly/46uM1 #socialmedia RT @ereleases

Social Media is no substitute for meeting people in person.  As much as Facebook and Twitter and LinkedIn (The Big 3 as I like to call them)  would like us to log on 4 or 5 hours per day, and as much fun as it might be to "Tweet" all day, sometimes we have to put the keyboard down, and start talking to people.

Research has indicated that meeting people 'in person' is good for us, and actually helps us live longer.  Imagine that.  Getting off the sofa and going outdoors again. 

Smile.  Have a good time.  Take the pressure off yourself.  Don't go to events with a goal in mind at first, just GO!

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Lon Dunn writes on Evan Carmichael as a productivity and efficiency expert. He wrote and edited The Thesaurus News from 1995 to 2001 with a specialty in Telephony Infastructure Stocks. With over 20 years following the Mobile Industry, Lon helps Companies, Professionals and Organizations develop Mobile Marketing Strategies combined with Social Media Strategies to strategically target specific markets and demographics to rapidly increase revenues. His most recent book available on Amazon is “How to Use Twitter for Local Business” with Tips and Mobile Marketing Strategies that anyone can do themselves. You can download the free “Kindle App for PC to download the book to your Desktop available on the Kindle Site:


  1. I agree Lonny...it's fun to Tweet, but better to meet!

  2. Not sure I completely agree. Yes nothing beats face to face interaction, but social media has opened many doors for me in terms of meeting and networking. Don't get me wrong I am certainly not saying lets not meet up and attend events etc... just that I think social media adds to it

    I do agree and especially with my generation they tend to forget sometimes that there are faces behind the tweets, but then again that's what tweetups are for :P

  3. It's so true. Nothing replaces face time. I do think people get too shut off when they are on social media too much. One lady told me just the other day that all of her friends are on social media. All of them. While I have met some wonderful folks here in cyberspace, I still thought that was a bit sad. Thanks for your post.

  4. And I have also heard tell that people are afraid they won't measure up to the person they are behind the keyboard! Which, of course, SHOULD be the same person, but isn't always.

    Thought-provoking post.

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