Do you know that sickening feeling when you realize something important is happening via social media, and you don’t know where to start? You may call me a Neanderthal, but I like to think I’m a “medium-fast follower.”
So here’s my social media “Keeping Up With the eJones” history (at a Glance):
- In 1991 my friend Damon put his e-mail address on his business card, and I laughed.
- I can’t remember anything that happened between 1991 and 2005, but they tell me there was a bubble.
- In the fall of 2006, the techies in my office suggested I post videos on YouTube. I was like, “whatever. Revver shares advertising revenue.”
- I think I discovered Linked-In around then, and have been plagued by former salespeople since. Still can’t decide if I should be Kevin Nalty (marketing guy) or Kevin Nalts (video junkie).
- In 2007 I went on SecondLife for the first and last time (made this short satire video of my experience)
- Later in 2007, I felt compelled to catch up with my cooler friends by joining Facebook, MySpace, and other stupid social media sites I can’t even remember.
- I even started Twittering last year because Micki Krimmel made it look hot.
- Nutcheese told me to start Stumbling the other day, and that pretty much killed my video-making proliferation the past week. Thanks, Kelley.
- Now Steve Rubel (the “all knowing Thumper in a forest of clueless Bambninos“) is telling me I need to FriendFeed because he’s addicted. Of course some jackass swiped the Nalts name on FriendFeed (the nerve), so I had to resort to RealNalts. I don’t know how to start Friendfeeding, but the Scobleizer says it’s fast. Now I just have to figure out what it does fast.
- Continue to get accosted by work, friends and family about never checking e-mail and allowing my voicemail box to say “full.”
How’s a girl supposed to keep up with friends, coworkers and family? I’m too busy harnessing new technology to simplify my life.