What Would Julie Do: Managing Time and Twitter

I waved my hand wildly from my teleseminar seat and punched in the toll-free number. Ta-dah! As Julie Morgenstern’s first caller Thursday night, I got the lowdown on how she’d apply time management principles to social networking. Very carefully, it seems.

The time management guru said we should be mindful and proactive with social networking tools. “Plan your time as if you were going to a social club,” she said. “Decide when you’re going and for how long. Don’t do it mindlessly. Don’t do it without boundaries.”

Sounds good. Her advice is certainly consistent with the time management principle that we need to be proactive, not reactive, when we plan our time. Jumping to every tweet could be like living next to a tree of chirping, gossipy birds, like this flock of pink galahs. I hear their ruckus is overwhelming.

But can proactive time management really work in the new world of Twitter? Anyone?

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