As an account executive and social media specialist at AGP, social media has become an integral aspect of my career. In between working on marketing communication plans and writing copy, I am tweeting and posting Facebook updates.
Distractions are imminent. As soon as I log onto Facebook to do research, I come across a slew of updates from friends and family. My Twitter feed is non-stop.
I manage to avoid some distraction by:
- Having specific links to client Facebook pages, helping me to avoid my personal feed.
- Using Twitter lists to categorize tweets. My Tweet Elite list keeps me connected to people I tweet with on a regular basis. I also have several lists for PR professionals, PR students and marketing professionals.
- Avoiding things not related to my job (except during lunch, when I will sometimes write blog posts such as this one).
So, how do you manage social media distractions at work? And, do you think it’s appropriate to read/tweet about things not related to your job during the day?