One way or another it all sucks.
Either it sucks your time away or if you get lucky it sucks bandwidth from your site, blog.
Often it does both and yet how do you value that time used on being social?
More so when nothing comes of it?
It’s all very well spending hours being social but if you are in the position of having to earn online it’s not helping spending it on sites like these unless there is some marketing behind it…which is part of the issue with social media not really being a “fit” with marketing…not obvious marketing anyway.
It’s been a common thing lately, this monetising issue in friendfeed, twitter etc but I mean with us as individuals.
Is it actually helping you or your work, business.
I could see a big benefit for a freelancer using social media in many ways, sharing their work etc would possibly lead to more work and could be a good move to make.
But for the majority of us?
Either it’s a fun thing or just a useful place to get interesting links etc.
So how are you using social media and how is that working for you?