8 steps for managing social media overload

Don’t start dropping useful sites—or begin signing up for useless ones—instead follow the author’s example and use social media to save you time.

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Most major news outlets carried the story of this decently funded social network that ensured your data was always your own. Unthink not only put Facebook in its sights, but Google+, too.

I asked around and found few people who have bothered signing up. Heather Vana told me she signed up, tried to find some easy-to-follow written instructions, couldn’t, and left. Then there’s Jason Hodgert who, when I asked if this was one social network too many, replied, “One?”

A report published today notes that 100,000 people have signed up since the social network went live last Tuesday. That was more than the company expected in its first 90 days, according to COO Racheal Vicari.

Normally I would have been one of them, signing in to take a look and see if it was worthwhile. So far, though, I haven’t found a compelling reason to do even that.

I don’t need to be “emancipated” from Facebook and Twitter.

The privacy policies don’t bother me; my goal is to be visible. I’m able to manage who sees what just fine.

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