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Social media networks’ one-upmanship – comic strip

Social networks racing ahead

It’s not just conference overload or retweeting of social media blog posts that causes social media fatigue, it is the very networks themselves in their race to add “me too” features.

It is being reported that Twitter is going to offer brand pages like Facebook, and Facebook recently announced event check-in features like Foursquare, Foursquare added picture sharing like Twitpic, Facebook added questions like Quora, and so on and so forth. “Me too” features. Overlapping features are just one of the causes of social media fatigue.

A social media comic

We’ve been talking for years about new features each network offers, and how the culture is changing and finally, someone has captured our very sentiment in the form of a comic strip:

This is hilarious, but we don’t know about Microsoft as the end all be all or ultimate source of social networking inspiration. What do you think of the above comic?

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  1. Sara Bonert

    April 6, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Ha funny. But I think this perfectly describes what I’ve seen at real estate shows for the last three months. No company (and this include all companies like mls’, brokers, media companies, technology companies) has anything really new and game changing this year. Everyone is starting to repurpose all existing shiney objects that are out there now.

    But I don’t think this is really a bad thing, and maybe even a good thing, because of all the huge game changers that have come on the scene in the last five years. Gives everyone the opportunity to pick up all the cool toys we already have and really figure out how to use them.

  2. MH for Movoto

    April 7, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I totally get why it’s funny, but yeah, i certainly don’t think of Microsoft as the technological overlord of the universe?

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