How many of us have been mid-story telling when a friend fills in the blanks? One too many times I’ve forgotten what I’ve posted on Facebook/Twitter, as well as who follows me on which platform.
At first, it was creepy/embarrassing, but then became something I assumed was read. When telling a story, it became abrupt and anticipated that friends/family/coworkers were up to date on my postings. Isn’t that how email came be be frowned upon? Assuming or forgetting the communication or repeating yourself?
When people ask if its redundant to put the same content on the University Twitter and Facebook accounts, my canned answers is usually ‘No’ with the idea that different groups will find the information in different places. For those who find it in both, it would only be solidified and less of a nuisance than perceived, due mostly in part to the short nature of Twitter posts, and the visual nature of those on Facebook.
Does social media make you redundant if you provide content in different ways? Do the platforms allow for a different level of personal interaction around the topic?