Re-reading Edward Hallowell's book Crazy Busy provides relevant material in today's environment despite it's 2006 publication date.This paragraph caught my eye.
"You should make sure that you do not merely make your life faster and more full of data - more difficult to follow and keep track of - in an effort to make it more fulfilling. While doing so may frantically engage you, much like rushing to catch a plane, it will not deepen you or fulfill you. Quite the opposite."
I don't feel as if I have intentionally gathered more networks, memberships or groups to make life faster - it has definitely happened and now is the time for me to find some sense of order and less frenzy.
I have begun by unsubscribing from the scores of sites and online services that I barely use but which clog up my inbox and brain's RAM. I am also in the process of rationalising the bigger players - Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Google+. I have received an invite to Pinterest but I'm holding back having heard the word 'addictive' when describing it just a little too often.
Do you feel as if you are a jack of all trades but master of none when it comes to your onlife presence? What would happen if you decided to cut back and give less attention to the so-called 'essential social networks'? I'd love your opinion in the comments or on google+.