Recently, Erin was interviewed by the Washington Business Journal for the article “Social Organizer,” which hit newsstands Friday, Oct. 3. The article addresses how an employee can get the benefits from these social networks without seeing a drop in their productivity and work product.
With so many new distractions, new discipline is required. To help, there are now Web sites designed to do all the login and password remembering and organizing for you. There are also some easy tricks to harness the online social flood.
Pick just one
“I think that the same principles that you address in any project, definitely apply to your online relationships,” says Erin Doland, editor-in-chief of Unclutterer.com, a Reston-based Web site that focuses on home and office organization. “You have to start by picking and choosing. You have to make choices about what you do.”
Take Twitter, for example. The social networking site, which enables users to send short messages about their activities, has competitors that you can use, such as Pounce.com and Plurk.com. But do you really need them all?
“For most people, you can’t have three blenders,” Doland says. “At some point, you have to decide which blender you’re going to buy.”
The article has numerous tips and tricks to help you keep your social networking behavior under control. What additional advice would you give?