I was eating lunch with Sharlyn Lauby last month (time flies!) at a summit we attended. Although I wanted her all to myself, networking was the theme of the day so we were joined by two other summit attendees.
Very quickly, the conversation turned to blogging, Twitter and the like. Our lunch buddies didn't blog nor had they tried Twitter. Why not? The reasons (er, excuses!) included not enough time, lack of understanding, preference for face to face meetings, and more. Sharlyn and I were asked why we used the social media tools we did.
I started to launch into my Social Media in HR spiel and before long, Sharlyn very succintly, politely, and impactfully said, "I'm talking with my friends."
Yup, that about sums it up for me too. So friends, here's to you!