If you look for Matrice Consulting, LLC on Facebook.com, you will not find us. If you are looking for Facebook on matricellc.com, this post is the only place you will find it. I am asked or told at least once a week, “Why aren’t you on Facebook? You should be on Facebook”. I am one of those skeptics, one of those people who are somewhat distrustful of all things Facebook. I also find, through observing other people, that it is a huge productivity killer. This is not news, of course:
And those are just the really old articles. Personally, I have found that distractions, such as Skype, email, text messaging, and phone calls break my concentration and it takes time for me to recover from those distractions. As I finished the last sentence, a spam text message came through, case in point. 😡 This is one of the reasons I wake up early in the morning and check my email only at fixed times during the day. Do not misunderstand me: all of these communications have a place in our office.
Linkedin is our Facebook and is minimally distracting. I use Twitter, but only to send out new blog articles, which takes 1 click. I believe social networking is good, in some ways, but I cannot justify using Facebook because of the amount of time that I see it consuming. I would much rather play with my children and spend time with my wife.
Maybe one day we will grace a few of the billions of pages of Facebook, but that day is not today, tomorrow, or next month. Sorry Mark Z.