Where Does Your Brain Put Social Media?

March 17th, 2011

My 2nd iPhone screen - news fraternizing with communication

Mine, apparently, puts it with news.

Or so I discovered when I finally cleaned up some iTunes mess I had made and downloaded the lastest iPhone software.

iOS 4.3 allows you to group your apps into categories and move them around to the screen of your choice.

I found myself with a dilemma:

Do I put my Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, TweetDeck, etc. apps with iTunes, NetFlix and the like, or with my news apps?

[Spoiler alert: you’re about to see where I get my news – extrapolate about my world views at will]

I switched them back and forth a few times but settled on the social media/news co-mingling.

To me this felt very telling. I was grouping together my information sources, formal and informal.

Travel apps grouped in a folder - sweet.

These are the sources I consult when I want to know what’s happening – in the world, in business, with my friends and family.

Five years ago, my wellsprings of data were very different.

Were yours?

Where does your brain put social media?


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