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.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.