Oh, I’ve been tagged, now I have to blog about a bunch of internet users “memified” media snackers – i.e. a new breed of
young people, hyperconnected to a wide assortment of digital, on-demand media. They are consumers who are no longer bound to linear media; who “snack whenever, wherever and whatever they like
Here’s the video that triggered this meme, by MediaSnackers.com:
Now, these aren’t young people alone, Jeremiah is spot on:
business folks of any age are busy, get information from multiple sources, and need filters
And yes, I understand media snackers and I try to cater to them. Hey, I am not young but I am twittering (yes, I decided against spoiling my neat design by a twitter widget), blogging in +two blogs, contributing to wikis, sharing and spreading my bookmarks, etc etc. After all my profession is social software consulting, so I better keep up and explore new things in this space…
Yet, my social media usage and contributions weren’t designed for media snackers in the first place, rather they evolved over time as my knowledge work needs changed and my understanding of the opportunities and chances of the web grew. So yes, I am trying to offer insights, great content and sometimes little snippets that will be of value, but they must be of value for me first. Blogging and participating is a daily learning experience for me, it’s a personal and a professional thing. Take that media snackers, I don’t really care for you – my posts may be long or spotted with links sometime as they must suit me (and my network, that includes customers) first.