The messages and threads in social media and networks have been pretty intense in the last week or so. I thought it appropriate to bring back a really good conversation we had last year about happiness.
Have all the social bookmarking services brought you closer to great content, or has it just added to your workload?
Are your online relationships as productive or satisfying as your real ones? And if the answer here is "yes," do you have many real relationships?
Has Web 2.0 empowered your customer service people -- or just thinned out traditional marketing and personnel budgets?
Are email, Twitter, and IM services helping you to communicate better -- or just flooding you with noise?
There's a lot great about new web tools. But unless we master them -- and not the other way around -- Web 2.0 will be remembered as just another fad.
What works for you in Web 2.0 -- and what doesn't?
When we had this conversation, there were amazing responses. A few pearls of wisdom from the previous discussion:
Luis Sandoval - Web 2.0 has always been promising, don't get me wrong. The expansion of ideas is great, but there seems to be more emphasis now on be the "It" thing that users are left behind to deal with the confusing aspects of adapting.
Ricardo Bueno - There are only so many hours in the day and your blog is a resource that's available 24/7. When you think about it, it's a unique resource that way. I like it for that reason but I also don't let it eliminate the personal aspect of my marketing (I still like to meet face-to-face).