Friday, March 15, 2013

How to share?

I just found a very interesting article, so interesting that I would like to share it with my friends.

I pressed the tweet button, but the title was truncated. 
Better, I'll share it on Facebook. Well.. Facebook may be overkill,  only some may be interested. 
I shall use Google+'s relevant circle. 
But.. I may want to read it later, so I'll put this on my Blog.

minutes later...

Is it just me? Somehow it feels like everyone is asking me to share this, share that, promote (like) this, promote that.. and oddest of all, I feel obliged  to do it. 

When I read or watch something really interesting then I immediately feel this urge that won't go away until it's discharged via a Like or a +1, or  a tweet, or whatever they throw at me. Am I alone? 

Is this normal? Would I feel the same if I did not had the Like/+1/tweet/... option?

Also, is this retribution or self-advertising? Do I want to post as a thanks to the writer or associate myself to the writing by sharing it?

I don't know. If you're reading this, please let me know your thoughts. If and how you share articles, videos,.. Also, how do you select what to share? Or you never share anything?

Oh, and don't forget to press the +Facebook+ button.

btw, this was the article: Google, destroyer of ecosystems

1 comment:

  1. I guess knowing what to share with whom makes better comunication. Broadcasting might save us some time of thinking who might be interested but wastes a lot more time of those who didn't care about the info. I don't know about you but I have some people in my Facebook that I filter out only because they make so much noise over the same issues over and over again. It's not that I don't like the people or that I disagree with their cause. It's just that I prefer to miss something important they might say rather than waste my time with things that I already know, don't care about, or can't act upon. Good comunication requires knowing your audience, listening to their purpose, and filtering out what's not usefull to them. There is a set of people that always bring me interesting information and open new doors of thought, like you :). I guess knowing each other well makes our communication more purposeful. Bica