It’s been quiet here. It’s not that I haven’t quit blogging, quite the opposite) it’s just that I’m not blogging about social media that much. Like I noted back in April, I’ve moved most of my blogging to Tumblr and am posting shorter posts, more frequently.
So why the change? Social media got boring.
2007: Holy crap, this is so cool.
2008: This is really cool. You should check it out.
2009: Why won’t anyone listen to me. This is going to change everything.
2010: Yes! It’s working. I was right.
2011: See how well this works. I told you so.
2012: Oh whatever, I said all this stuff 5 years ago.
I love change. I love studying human behavior. I love solving puzzles. To me, all the big social media puzzles have been solved. There’s nothing new anymore, it’s all just variations of the same thing and from here on out it’s pretty obvious how things will play out, it’s just a matter of time. And I hate waiting. I feel like Sherlock Holmes when he’s bored waiting between cases (don’t worry, I haven’t resorted to shooting up cocaine like he did).
I don’t mean to sound condescending or arrogant, it’s just that social media has entered a phase where people like me, who fly at 30,000 feet, don’t add as much value as we used to. It’s now time for people who are better at scale and optimization to take over. Those of us that are better at the messy creation part (and find details boring) need to start thinking about what’s next for us.
Just to be clear, I still very much believe in social media. Social is now part of everything we do. But I believe we’re now entering the Post Social Age where we need to start building on top of the social world.
So where is Tac these days?
Tac.is is kind of my catch all blog. You;ll still see some social media stuff, some business stuff, some personal stuff and some random stuff. It’s where I’m most active and it’s probably where I’m going to move most of the more personal posts I want to keep.
Postsocial.us is the blog where I post things beyond social media. Things like cyborgs, psychology, the future, sensors, facial recognition technology, and in general things I find more interesting than social media. This is the blog I’ll move most of my predictions and other non social media stuff to.
Blog Posts From The Future is where I’m stretching my brain. I don’t have the attention span or the time right now to write a novel, so I’ve started to write fiction blog posts. It’s a lot of fun but posts here are far less frequent. My first post was on the Klout Phone and my latest one was on the Cyborg Olympics.
What If I Don’t Want To Follow 3 Blogs?
Of course if you follow me on Twitter, I’ll post links to all my various blogs but you’ll still likely miss stuff so that’s why I started a newsletter. I’ll be sending out ‘fortnightly’ updates where I’ll share a few thoughts and link to a few of my favorite posts. You can sign up here if you’re interested.
I’m not going to say that this is my last post here but they will probably be few and far between.