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9 responses to “Some Social Media is Toxic to Productivity: Google+, Twitter, and Facebook”

  1. mark

    I agree, if u have the mental make up of a 5 year old, then yeah, Google+ might be “toxic” to your productivity.

  2. Bob Warfield

    Nah, the 5 year would be far too busy proving they were a Google+ fan boy by curating a site strictly about Google+ news.

    :rolleyes:

    Cheers,

    BW

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  4. Josh Dormont

    Couldn’t agree more. Social tools need to solve problems, have clear intent, and serve a purpose. Good systems do this, but more importantly, good leadership and great strategy lead to effective use of tools. Some people even complain about Yammer, but my organization has nearly 80% of the workforce on it, with several teams who have moved from email list serves to yammer groups because of the ease of finding information, asking questions, etc. It’s like our own Quora.

    I posted something similar back in early July after the E 2.0 conference left me thinking here http://wp.me/p1CWCg-1F

  5. Jonathan Kent

    Thanks for that Bob. Well thought out. It’s a curse that my key productivity tool (laptop) is chock full of distractions (mainly the ones you identify, plus news sites – I killed Solitaire years ago).
    I’d like to cross post on http://virgininformation.com/ a news blog for the Q&A sectors. I’m going to post a link anyhow but being able to post in full would be excellent – drop me a line and let me know how you feel about that

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  7. amelia @ IT Management

    While Facebook, Twitter and Google+ promote people interaction, these do not really tend to fall under collaboration tools for work.

    As employers attest to, social networking platforms can easily distract work, even with the PM (tasking) tool available in Facebook. Employees should learn to separate work and personal lives.

    There are collaboration tools (SaaS) that allow vendor-client relationship. These tools, however, are good advertising media and get vendors closes to clients.

  8. Adam

    Great article.

    Social media at work isn’t coming….it’s here. We’re all learning the ropes.

    Reminds me of a rubberband. Useful office product or ammo for rubberband fights? Depends on the user!

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