So on an oldies station this morning I hear the 1975 hit Convoy - the song that launched the CB radio craze. And I go that was social networking technology then. Now we have Facebook. Rumors are it is worth $ 6 billion.
After all it is about US - because WE are Time Magazine's "Person of the Year"
But that's precisely the problem. Too much focus on US. And what we are doing in our personal lives. No wonder Tom Wolfe calls us "Narcissistic Shrieks".
Not enough on issues, products. Oh sure, many of my Irregular friends rave about Facebook as a platform and its technology.
But we already have blogs and our reader networks. Google Groups networks. LinkedIn networks. Plaxo networks. Twitter Networks.
Many of my Facebook friends are already on LinkedIn. Most of my LinkedIn contacts, I am sure, just want me as a scalp to add to their list of hundreds. Do we need another channel?
If so, I will take the channel with "10-4. Rubber Duck." In fact, I may make a duckie my photo on Facebook. Nah, what I have now - a big question mark - is more appropriate. Till this luddite can figure out what to do with yet another social network.