The social networking world is growing by leaps and bounds. I remember when it was a big deal to have a MySpace account. Facebook quickly eclipsed MySpace and opened the doors to a whole new genre of social networking. We now have Twitter, YouTube, Digg, chime.in, Delicious, foursquare, Linkedin, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, and so on.
There is even a site named Klout that grades you on how well you network. My current grade is 52.25 which means that I influence 654 other people. The grade may seem low but it is actually a good score; some blogging jobs require a Klout score of at least 30. It is an indicator that I am no novice when it comes to the social networking world. Klout has posted this information about me based on my score; “You are a Specialist. You may not be a celebrity, but within your area of expertise your opinion is second to none. Your content is likely focused around a specific topic or industry with a focused, highly-engaged audience.” Wow, my opinion is second to none. I’m not so sure that is accurate but it sure makes me feel good about myself. I wonder how my score will be affected when my book is published or if I decide to join Pinterest…
The media world has become overloaded with social networking options. You have people out there like me who are attempting to make names for themselves and then you have others who just want to connect with old friends and keep everyone up to date with all that is going on in their lives. I’m not sure I’m quite ready for Pinterest – my plate is already pretty full in working a full time job, raising a family, writing two books, running an internet business, writing interesting blogs and maintaining a semblance of real social life. I’m sure I will be pinning things someday though. I’m too addicted to technology to think otherwise. What about you? Do you have an interest in Pinterest?