Seems many Facebook (and similar “social” sites) members are feeling that it might be more useful for personal contacts than for professional connections.
Here’s a gent who’s in publishing who’s saying goodbye to “friends”….
“In the hope of drumming up some activity, I even mentioned that I had a Facebook page on the Harvard Business IdeaCast, our popular weekly podcast (shameless plug). Result? A few people dropped me notes to say they enjoyed the program. That was nice. But did they suggest topics or potential guests? Did they provide useful critiques? No, they offered to be “friends.”
“Sure, a few other prospective business associates have popped out of the woodwork along the way, but they’ve offered the most flimsy of platforms for a relationship — she once taught a business course in Grenada or some other dubious spot, he’s “in the media,” they are — God help me — independent management consultants.
What does a connection with them offer me? Nothing. What do I offer them? The same. We’re each just another number, another utterly useless “connection.”
Cut to NM social sites. From what I hear, social sites for network marketers are little more than a free-for-all of who can scream louder and more often, that their deal is the greatest (and of course you should leave yours). Their upline is better, earns more, their training is better, ya da ya da ya.
Are NM social sites just hunting grounds for networkers?
Has anyone gotten genuinely good advice or assistance that was not driven by the secret “sign up with me” agenda?
Am I jaded? Anyone have a genuinely good experience building their business on free social sites with lots of other networkers?