Are You Really Communicating with Facebook and Twitter?

firehose-girlI don’t know about you, but I need to work on my listening skills. I love to learn and I learn best by audio. I play the drums by ear. I love to listen to music. I enjoyed school because I liked to listen to professors (well usually). But I cannot for the life of me listen to two things at the same time. It’s physically and literally almost impossible for me to listen to phone call and have my wife talking to me at the same time. It’s amazing to me how well women can multi-task when it comes to listening. She can do it, I cannot. If I have more than one stream of thought or information trying to enter my head it’s bound to fail. Unfortunately this is what Twitter and Facebook have become for me at times.

Lately, I feel like I’m drinking from the fire hose with Twitter. It’s so hard to find the information that’s relevant to me and my business while also keeping track of personal events for friends, family and colleagues. I often feel like I am not communicating through these mediums.

What about you are, are you really communicating with Facebook and Twitter? Do you feel like you’re getting a valuable exchange of information?

If so, leave a comment and share some tips.