Sunday, October 7, 2007

Day 43: Top 10 Reasons YOU Need Social Networking Rehab

(This post was inspired by Laura Fitton (@pistachio) and Lorri Randle (@mediajoltz) while we were Tweeting things up together in Ontario at the PNME. If you can say "YES" to four or more of the items below, then YOU should seriously consider joining me for an extended stay at INVITATIONS, the Nation's Premiere Social Networking Recovery Facility.)

Top 10 Reasons YOU Need Social Networking Rehab:

10. You have tried to email or IM someone by typing "@theirname".

9. You had to Friend your Physician on Facebook in order to make a Doctor's appointment.

8. You know who Robert Scoble is.

7. Without counting, you can instinctively form cohesive sentences of 140 characters or less.

6. You know who Dave Winer is and don't think RSS is a Cruise Line.

5. You have Twittered someone while they were physically less than 10 feet away from you.

4. You don't think Steve Rubel was one of the founders of STUDIO 54.

3. You left your baby in a car seat on the roof of your minivan because you were responding to an @Yourname Tweet on your Blackberry.

2. You are stressed out trying to figure out how to fit all your Facebook friends at the table for Thanksgiving.

And the number 1 reason YOU need Social Networking Rehab...

1. You are reading this post (and you linked to it from a Twitter message!)

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Anonymous said...

Okay, I'm busted. I actually did follow a Twitter link to get to this post -- even though I already subscribe via RSS. Doh!

chel.pixie said...

Oh crap I do six of the above.

What about when you @ someone in a chat room?

Unknown said...

That's ok, Rich... the first step is recognizing you have a problem!

Chel, don't worry, I put you at the top of the waiting list for a bed at INVITATIONS, and as long as #3 isn't one of the ones you did, there's still hope for you! :)

Jason Falls said...

Busted. Funny stuff. Rubel ... 54 ... ha!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jeff,
I'm safe at 3. The 140 characters trips me up all the time.

Chris Brogan said...

@Sass - You got me a few times there. Dammit.

Anonymous said...

Ah man, while I haven't done #3 because I don't have kids yet, I'm a candidate for most of the others.
Great post @sass

Anonymous said...

...oh good, i linked here from a seesmic, almost...

Anonymous said...

This is great! I am having our Social Rockstar Workshop2 ( event tonight with a room full of web 2bees. While searching for a cleaver top 10 reason to social network, I saw your blog. I will totally recycle some of your list. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Thanks Kadidid! I hope your Social Rockstar Workshop rocked!

The Dude Dean said...

By default you are guilty if you found this on twitter. Damn it.

Dating said...

Thanks! I'm busted ... Very funny!

Online said...

I like #2 reason best. Keep it up!

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