Positive resolutions are not only important at New Year. Yesterday I made my final decision to stop participating in all Social Media. From my favorite, digg, to SU (StumbleUpon), Reddit, mixx and some others. I will not continue. I will not return. Likewise I will stop at blogcatalog.com, MyBlogLog.com and twitter.
Thanks to my best mutual friends
I would like to express my biggest gratitude to my best mutual friends at digg in the US, in Australia, in the UK and more. Mutual friends that care about me, my interests and my submissions. I haven't found them in all other Social networks. digg was awesome, because of the awesome people, not because of digg.
Web 2.0 is only a fake
It makes no sense working for user-generated content. You work for free or maybe earn some dollars from clicking at the advertisements of your blog or website. But they will earn millions of dollars. Perhaps not today. But then.
Social Media steals what is most precious to you
Social Media is your employer, but you earn only a few dollars as compensation for loss of time. The time of your life. Social Media steals what is most precious to you: time.
Whatever you do, do it for you
Whatever you do, do it for you, not for big companies that have tons of money. With every word you write on their sites, you improve their sites. Not yours. With every tag, you tag their sites, not yours. The more tags you use, the more their pages will get optimized. Not your pages and sites. They will be found with your work.
I will remember many of yours
I will go now, but I will remember many of yours. Thank you for your warm welcome. Big thanks for your courtesy. And finally thank you for your behavior towards me. It has always been exemplary. It was always a great pleasure. If you would like to contact me, you may use the a. m. e-mail. All contacts at GTalk will be deleted in a few hours.
I don't know if you read that: Teaser: The Holy Grail of SEO and announcement of closing this blog, but it boosted my decision.
This blog post Wulffy stopped doing any Social Media is categorized under Search Engine Optimization, SEO, Web 2.0, Social Media Optimization, SMO, Search Engine Marketing, SEM.