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Sorry, I’m not feeling social today


Please. I don’t want to Link In with you today. I don’t want to see your Face, or read your Book. It’s not that I don’t like you. I do. I’d Twitter with you anytime. It’s just that if I get asked to join one more social network, I’m going to scream.

You wouldn’t like that. I wouldn’t like that.

I get social networking. I really do. I’ve been a member of online communities since the 80s. I’ve managed mailing lists using LISTSERV and Mailman; supervised online discussion groups on CompuServe; and I use LinkedIn and Facebook on a regular basis. I’m also on, but almost never use, Plaxo; Twitter and half-a-dozen others that I don’t even recall joining.

These networks have been invaluable to me over the years for maintaining friendships over thousands of miles and years of time; finding both freelance and fulltime work; and sharing good times and bad times with those who are near and dear to me. So, please understand me when I say, in the nicest possible way, “Enough is enough! Do not; do not ask me to join another social network!”

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