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Continued Fascination with Social Media…

I can’t really say when it happened.. probably when I first started blogging.  Then one day, I logged in to join Facebook to follow my friend, JaneEllen (TheJaneEllen.com), it carried over to iTunes and then to LinkedIn, then to Twitter and Twitpic.
I can’t seem to stop.  I think I’m particularly enamored of Twitter.  Do you know Twitter?  Think it is stupid or another annoying site?  I encourage you to think again. There really is no other site that compiles my many varied interests with little tidbits of info like Twitter does.  I follow inspirational speakers like Rev Run, Ralph Marston. I follow my favorite sports tweeters- Peter King from SportsIllustrated, John Buccigross and various tweeters from the Washington Capitals.  And, get this.. there are many IAAP chapters that use Twitter to promote their upcoming programs and events. Some even use it to announce new members or fundraising efforts.  I also use it to follow many celebrities in comedy, film, theatre and music.  But, I must admit, my favorite thing to follow is the news.  So many sites.. I can add local  news, national news, international news, money news, sports news.. you name it.. it’s out there.

If you are an admin- this is a new educational content arena and, I might add- another opportunity to shine. How?  Start following Tweeters that are relevant to your company or your company’s industry (retail, banking, associations, etc).  You’ll find that  you may learn about some breaking industry news long before your executives do.. and..  you can forward them the link – which shows that  you are looking at the big picture.  You can even set it up as an RSS feed to your email.   Some companies block social media web sites.  The company I work for has a detailed and clear set of guidelines for social media use in the workplace.  More companies should embrace these kind of guidelines.  There.. that’s all I’m going to say about my fascination with social media.  I really do love it.
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On a different note: I’ve been investing a tremendous amount of time in IAAP this year.  I don’t regret it.  I think my disappointment comes from knowing that so many admins are missing out on one of the most important networking and professional development groups that impacts our field.  I suspect that larger and more demanding workloads are truly leading to admin burnout.  I can’t say I blame them.  I have a hunch that employee burnout is prevalent throughout the US workforce.  For me, I’ll keep plugging along.  I’m grateful for employment, grateful for my friends in the admin world and glad I can keep sharing and learning through the web with my friends and peers.

About AdminRenegade

Storyteller, Fan of Leadership gurus, Coffee Lover, especially Dunkin' Donuts.. and most importantly- a fierce advocate -Providing a new philosophy on what it means to be an administrative professional in today's workplace.

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One thought on “Continued Fascination with Social Media…

  1. I've always been fascinated by social media as well and I think admins can learn a lot by finding their place in the world of social media. I've made a couple posts on our blog about Facebook groups to follow and Tweeters for admins to follow. The search box should help you find them if you are so inclined. Or you can always send me an email if you like. 🙂

    Posted by Danielle | September 18, 2010, 10:19 PM

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