I’m noticing a split in the blogosphere, a division that feeds itself and creates more division. I’m talking about the social media haters versus the social media lovers. Not everyone thinks social media is all sunshine and sparkles. Some people look at social media like something that slithered out from under a slimy rock.
The social media haters are misunderstood: social media lovers often believe that the reason why the social media haters hate social media is because they simply do not understand it. And while for some people this may be true, that is a patronizing oversimplification. It’s not a matter of “getting it” or not.
The social media haters often feel that the social media lovers are a bunch of starry-eyed daydreamers who aren’t Getting Things Done, which is also an oversimplification and a disservice to the very real people doing all this sharing, tweeting, poking, digging, and stumbling (although it does sound like a terrible affliction when put that way).
How would you describe yourself? Are you a social media hater, or a social media lover?