Am I old fashioned for thinking that you should read stuff before sharing it online?
It is easy for people to share links to articles that they haven’t even READ! And it’s about to become even easier….
Buffer’s new product, Daily, is basically Tinder for Content. Swipe to the right to share. Swipe to the left to skip. ( Tinder, for those who don’t know, is a popular dating app).
Sounds great for quantity but terrible for quality.
I tend to click on links shared by others when they add an opinion, or brief insight or something personal that makes me want to know more. Sometimes the title of the content is enough but often I want to know what possessed a particular person to share a particular piece of content.
I’m definitely trying to keep this in mind for when I share content – whether on Twitter or emailing ‘interesting’ articles to friends, and when I can’t, then I tend to be silent. Not the best response, but better than adding to the noise.