While invitations to Google+ have been throttled to the point of being valuable enough to sell for real money on eBay, I was lucky enough to be in one of the first rounds of participation. One of y’all invited me, and my life hasn’t been the same since.
Yeah, I don’t mind sharing things that I think are hilarious, interesting, fun, useful, or whatever – and this can lead to several updates over the course of a short period of time. It’s not that I’m posting a TON – it’s just that few others are posting as much as I am. This has caused some people to label my updates as “noise.”
No. What I post is not noise. If you need clear-cut examples of social media noise, here:
- Location Check-ins
- Name Dropping for the Sake of Name Dropping
- Photos of Nothing Interesting That Nobody Would EVER Care About
- Status Updates Claiming That You’re Bored
- Adding No Value to News That Everybody Else Has Already Shared
- Stump Replies to Other People without ANY Context
- Generic, Banal Updates
- Links to Blatant Spam Re-Blog Pages
- “Me Too”
Based on this list, I am far from “noisy” on Google+ (or anywhere else, for that matter).
I can point you to thousands of examples every single minute that I have to filter through – even after trying to pare down who and what I choose to follow. At least I feel that when I update a status on any one of my social networks, there’s SOME kind of value being passed along.