We live in an age in which it is fashionable to get on every bandwagon that shows up. Yet it is food for thought when I run into people who do not embrace every phenomenon that shows up just because. For example, I have a handful of friends who do not have a Facebook account. When I asked one of them why she is not on Facebook, here was her response:
I left Facebook. It was unproductive for me.
I love the purposefulness in that response. I have wondered about some popular social media platforms that I have refused to get on, or that I have abandoned too, and my reasons for turning away from them boil down to that same thing: they were (or became) unproductive for me. They do not help me in the fulfilment of my agenda (and your agenda can be anything – even just fun).
While I still have a Facebook account, I have found that Twitter is by far the most rewarding social network that I use, and so I concentrate most of my energy there. Find what works for you and flog it hard. But by all means, do not just dissipate energy into unproductive activity.