I went to a business roundtable yesterday where the speaker was describing how social networks (LinkedIn, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc.) help to generate clients and keep her current with people she wants to follow. She also posts daily about what’s going on in her own life and career.
Having just gotten my email manageable, I felt my alarm rising at the thought of spending my day posting, twittering, and generally trying to manage an increasing flood of communication from all over–solicited but mostly not.
So here’s a question: how can you be productive and also be active among online communities and networks? Your thoughts, tips and techniques are welcome!