Last fall I went a little crazy about social media in industrial automation. I felt there was not enough time to do all that stuff. But now that there are automation and mainstream comics about it, it must really have arrived. I really like this cartoon at automation.com. The gray-haired, balding boss behind the big desk says: “We need to attract young engineers to take the place of upcoming retirees. My grandkids keep talking about something called a We(?), their facebook pages and following tweets. As near as I can tell, we need to figure out who ‘we’ are, get that book, and start bird watching.” Speaking of birds, check out these B.C. comic strips. I especially like the pun in the May 27 strip.
I have the hairline of the boss in the automation.com cartoon… and the grandkids. But I also have a Wii (where my Mii has that same hairline), a Facebook page (but I just use it to keep up with the grandkids), and I tweet on twitter. You can follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/chenning (although I’m kind of at a loss as to why you would want to). I’m also on LinkedIn. (But you have to register to see my profile.)
As I examine the Tweeters on Twitter, I see editors and bloggers, but not many users. I guess there is still not enough time for all that stuff.