That’s apparently what a lot of people think…
At another lively #u30pro chat last night, we discussed where social media might fail for young professionals. One of the topics of discussion that developed really intrigued me. It seems that not one, not most, but almost ALL the participants shared their experience of being mocked by their friends for using twitter.
If you’re on facebook? That’s okay… who isn’t?
If you’re on linkedin? That’s okay too…you’re just trying to network.
From my experience, the two things that seem to draw mockery are twitter and blogging. They’re still viewed as “lame” by many who aren’t involved. And if your friends are saying it, you can only imagine what strangers are thinking.
Does it really matter? No. I know why I do what I do, and if someone has a problem with it…fuck em! Being mocked is just part of being friends.
But it’s interesting isn’t it? The most open forms of social interaction online draw the most mockery while those platforms which essentially allow you to do that same, but within a “closed” or private network, are acceptable.
Have you been mocked for using twitter or blogging?