So your boss asked you to check out social media tools like Facebook and 1) see how it works, and 2) tell them if it’s got any positive business benefits to outweigh the potential for wasting time.
I took the Facebook challenge and I admit I’m still trying to figure out all the business benefits. I have personally enjoyed the connections and reconnections, occasional business networking and yes… a little bit of good old fashioned, stress-relieving entertainment.
And you know what? It’s not so relevant that many of my friends shared a school experience with me long ago… it’s the fact that we are all exactly the same age, with kids around the same age, and similar career level advancement. That’s what’s keeping the conversation alive.
However, I am also interested in what drives people to AVOID new technologies as well as why they ADOPT them. Here are 5 actual reasons I have heard from “non-adopters” on why they don’t want to dive in:
1) I have a psycho ex-husband that I don’t want to find me.
2) I don’t want to know what my high school girlfriend looks like now. I’d rather treasure the memory from 30 years ago.
3) I don’t need any more distractions rolling into my email inbox.
4) Isn’t that the service that college kids use to hook up with each other on weekends?
5) I’m worried my boss will look at my profile just at the moment when my fraternity brother decides to reminisce about Spring Break of ’82.
Valid points all J But have you ever found a long lost friend or relative on Facebook? Did you learn anything valuable for your job? Did you find this blog on my profile? I’d love to hear your story…