absent automatedA tweet from @markshaw got me thinking, should we automate our social media? If so what and how much?

Personally I automate link sharing as I tend to read and share in bulk so you’d get link spam if I didn’t automate. However, I never automate ‘me’ because if I’m not there to participate in the discussion I’d rather not be there at all. I believe that social media is there to build relationships and create communities – which turn into clients if we do it right. But automating places a barrier of falsehood between you and your followers, not a good start to any relationship.

How do you feel about automation? Let me know in the comments of find me on social media as @takepath42