Did you enjoy this blog post? If so, then why not:Leave Comment Below | Subscribe To This Blog | Sign Up For Our Newsletter |

About Jason Falls

Jason Falls

Jason Falls is the founder and chief instigator for Social Media Explorer's blog and signature Explore events. He is a leading thinker, speaker and strategist in the world of digital marketing and is co-author of two books, No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide To Social Media Marketing and The Rebel's Guide To Email Marketing. By day, he leads digital strategy for CafePress, one of the world's largest online retailers. His opinions are his, not necessarily theirs. Follow him on Twitter (@JasonFalls).

Other posts by

Comments & Reactions

Comments Policy

Comments on Social Media Explorer are open to anyone. However, I will remove any comment that is disrespectful and not in the spirit of intelligent discourse. You are welcome to leave links to content relevant to the conversation, but I reserve the right to remove it if I don't see the relevancy. Be nice, have fun. Fair?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1305994077 Margo Rose

    I agree Jason.  Most people are succumbing to social network fatigue.  As a social media professional, every a new network comes out, my first thought is “oh, cool let’s check it out.”  My second thought is, “Oh, great another social network I don’t have time for.”  So, really we do have to pick and choose where, when, and how we spend our time.  This is particularly true for those of us who want to protect the one shred of real, or imagined privacy they have left.

    Too many of my followers are deluded that nobody cares enough about their status updates to pay attention to minor things like “privacy” or “their job.”  Until a little ol thing called “Your Fired,” roosts ugly on your desk, and you find yourself packing up your cares and woes in a box and are escorted out the door by security.  There’s no such thing as privacy.  Not in the social network world.

    I agree, If I do get on Path, I won’t allow people to be my friend their either.  I’m already over exposed on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Blogtalkradio, Tumblr, WordPress, and now Scoop.it, and oh I’m leaving out the waste of time apps, and social networks of yore, MySpace, Empire Avenue, Plancast, Viadeo, and Quora.  Not to mention the 25 social book marks I use to distribute my content.

    I am a social media machine, a veritable hound dog when it comes to sniffing the scent of the next new media trend.  It’s why I LOVE, love, love your book: No BullShit Social Media.  Thank you by the way for writing it.  Last weekend I wrote a post about the books they must put on their holiday gift list…your book topped the list.

    I met Eric Dekers, at Podcamp in Nashville.  It was super cool to meet him.  Tell him I said hello.  I’m incredibly grateful to you both.

    My sincere best,

    Margo Rose
    also known as @HRMargo:twitter 
    Blogtalkradio show host, Compassionate HR http://blogtalkradio.com/comphr
    http://linkedin.com/margorose

  • Oaks

    Jason,

    I totally agree with you but I find that @path is blurring the line with their other social media integrations.  They allow Path updates to be shared on other sites like, Twitter and Facebook, making the reader/audience get the wrong impression.  The reader/audience (followers) think “this is another place I should be connecting with everyone.”  in my opinion the reader/audience gets the wrong impression.  The author decided to share the same message on Path and all the other sites, this must mean they want me (the reader/audience) to connect there too. 

    Thanks again for setting the record straight. 

    MO

    • http://socialmediaexplorer.com JasonFalls

      Great point, MO. If Path really wants people to respect the fact it’s for the close friends only, they wouldn’t encourage such mass distribution. But then again, if the average Facebook user has 130 friends, it’s not as mass as we might think. But then again, if most people are limiting their Facebook network to the 130 people … probably close friends … what’s the point of Path? It’s just a big circular cluster sometimes. Heh.

      But nice point to throw that out there. It is easy to get that impression because of that functionality.

      • http://www.WhatDidEricSay.com Eric Miltsch

        Am I missing something here? I don’t see the ability to distribute Path content to other networks. (Not that I’d want to anyway)

        • LaToya Davidson

          Eric you can do so within the app when making the post. At the bottom right of the screen you’ll see light icons for each of the networks it supports.

          • http://www.WhatDidEricSay.com Eric Miltsch

            Thx LaToya.

            Yea, I saw that after I hit the “done” button while posting an update. Again, not sure why one would want to share Path content to the rest of those platforms – I f I wanted to do that, I’d just start at twitter & let that push it out…

            @JasonFalls:disqus – I like your stance on this – my Path is now only 8 people. 

      • http://ariherzog.com Ari Herzog

        On the topic of Facebook users with 130 friends, do you find that occurring if said user is also tweeting? Is there a correlation between the two, and that someone without a Twitter account would have less Facebook friends than one who is tweeting?

        • http://socialmediaexplorer.com JasonFalls

          Good question, Ari. I don’t have access to the data to run it. Maybe we can have someone volunteer to look at Facebook users who also have linked Twitter accounts and see of there’s a correlational increase in FB fans. Interesting perspectives could come out of that.

  • http://twitter.com/JGoldsborough JGoldsborough

    Sorry, hadn’t had a chance to read this yet. I was buying stock in you on Boardwalk Empire.

    • http://socialmediaexplorer.com JasonFalls

      Heh

  • http://www.WhatDidEricSay.com Eric Miltsch

    Ah – scratch that. I see what you’re referring to. Move along.

  • Pingback: Top-of-Mind Mondays | JustinWise.net

  • Pingback: The Social Networking Rub | Social Media Explorer

  • Pingback: razor

  • Pingback: dostana

  • Pingback: The Social Networking Rub « MindCorp | Newsfeed