Is social networking addictive

Just to let you know Management Accountant has been following NerdIndia on Twitter and become addictive to the updates. NerdIndian has been providing his social network updates on happening in Mumbai and I love to see pictures he takes from his Blackberry.

I realised that I check my facebook quite often and look for what others are doing. I have been looking for tools to incorporate in the Management Accountant Blog to connect people.

I like Firefox browser that allows flexibility of using add-ons and it is very user friendly. I installed an add-on Yoono to assist me. This has led me to create accounts in FriendFeed too. So when I start my work, I spend lot of time reading the updates.

The question that I ask myself, am I not wasting time in social networking ? The answer is readily available ... . I queried about my use of time on twitter.

talk2santosh has 177 total tweets and assuming they spent an average of 30 seconds per tweet they've spent 5,310 Seconds or 89 Minutes or 1.48 Hours or 0.06 Days using Twitter!

Tweetwasters rank: #9113 - Can I consider this a medal

and what about Nerdindia

Shishir Dhulla has 2,053 total tweets and assuming they spent an average of 30 seconds per tweet they've spent 61,590 Seconds or 1,027 Minutes or 17.11 Hours or 0.71 Days using Twitter!

You know, Twitter would fail if everyone used it like you. Only 17.11 hours? C'mon!

Tweetwasters rank: #3148. Does he qualify for Guiness Record.

The world has shrunk in size and so it typing. The shrink sequel .... Typewriter -> computer keyboard -> Laptop keyboard -> Mobile keyboard. Not to mention of iPhone with a touch typing feature. You spend more time typing on the phone rather than talking to friends. Let me correct ....You want to talk your followers.

Yesterday OnStartup reached a milestone and the broadcast was

"Hit the 3,000 follower milestone today. Woo hoo! from web. "

The race to make more friends Online.

Management Accountant Blog would like to know your views on:
  1. Do you have a twitter account ?
  2. Do you think social networking is beneficial or a waste of time ?
  3. Does social networking help you in anyway ?
  4. What do you do when you get an invite from your friend to open an account in new social networking site?
  5. Have your organised your well on the web ?
To join the rat race, be my friend on
  1. Follow me Twitter
  2. Be my friend on Stumbleupon
  3. Add me as a friend on Digg
  4. Follow me on FriendFeed
  5. If you are a blogger, join me on blogcatalog

Santosh Puthran

PS: Latest update from NerdIndia before I publish this post. Just saw a Bandar and it goes on.
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