I’m not sure whether this counts as obsessive, workaholic, or marginally retarded, but I’m still trying to work out a point made at one of the seminars at the Book Fair back in April. The suggestion was that we as publishers should use the internet in all its varied and glorious forms: MySpace, websites, blogging… Tick, tick, tick.
And then came… Facebook. Now I really, really don’t get this one. How on earth does one use Facebook as a form of self-promotion from a work perspective? Isn’t it just a means of showing off how many wonderful, wacky, important friends you have, creating pointless groups, and stalking your exes…? Am I missing something patently and painfully obvious?
Thank heavens it’s Friday afternoon…
KA, Lost in Translation