It’s a natural thing to do. We work in an industry that constantly harps on the magic of social media as a marketing and promotion tool. In many ways it is. What is interesting is to watch, however, is the near manic push that purveyors of social media marketing make to be everything to everyone and to be everywhere.
Like most things in this life, it’s often best to take a step or two back to look at the reality as opposed to be swept away by the hype. That’s what a recent study by Pitney Bowes Software and reported by eMarketer of Internet activities in the UK, France, Germany, Australia and the US might help people to see (if they choose to believe it, of course).