You can’t say i didn’t warn you earlier in the week that this was slide week. I had way too much time while on holiday and just consumed so much content that I had to share. The other thing I was also doing a bunch of research on some stuff. The Lecture 7 presentation below on Branding is an interesting academic set of slides, which I hope are helpful.
With all the focus on the diminishing attention and the general availability of time in my life, I spent some time itemizing what I do and throwing it into a spreadsheet, just to get an idea of how much time I’m investing in social media.
That sleep bar continues to shrink – can’t be good.
Travel – Commute, Air travel
Friends – Directly engaged and interacting in person
Family – Engaged as a dad, husband, son, brother, uncle, cousin
TV – Various – family overlay most of the time
Sleep – dreaming, REM, tossing, turning
Email – Personal – private, Personal – public, Spam, Work
Social Media – Reading, writing, searching, thinking, posting
Work – Thinking, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, speaking
So I’m on the lookout for a new productivity tool for social media and this whole FriendFeed is a great candidate for my new social interface. Can’t imagine the time slice of social media Chris Brogan, Aaron Brazell or Erin Kotecki Vest have on their spreadsheets, I bet their sleep bar is considerably smaller than mine.