I’m a social person. I always have been. But not overly so. I enjoy crowds, having a wide circle of friends. Ask anyone that knows me, I love to talk. I could have a conversation with just about anyone about just about anything. So naturely I also enjoy social media.
But I am not a social media junkie by any means. Yes I have twitter, facebook, foursquare and even linkedin on my blackberry. But seriously I’m not one of those crazy people who can’t function if they can’t share their every thought with the universe. But, I do like sharing thoughts with the universe. Case in point, this here blog.
That being said I do not make a conscious effort to have followers or a dedicated reader base in any of my many social media channels. However, thats does not mean I am not interested in the followers or readers I happen to have.
I think anyone who has even just one follower, friend, connection or reader who is not in their immediate circle of friends or family is probably interested in who is out there listening. Enter About.me. It’s the latest thing interning at an ad agency has shown me.
I learned about it from this agency blog: http://www.hhcc.com/blog/2011/02/digging-around-in-personal-analytics/
If you have a social media account you’ll find About.me interesting too. I mean who doesn’t want to look at automated graphs about their own influence.
About.me is probably just the next Klout.com, used by social media hams to boost their own ego. But for now its the new shiny object in my internet browsing history that I’ll be checking out everyday.
I may not be an “influencer” according to my Klout score. But 7 people did click on the content I spewed out into the universe today and you know what? Knowing that is kinda neat. Besides, I’m kinda into people making their own decisions. (But seriously, follow my lead, check about.me out)