We’ll be the first ones to tell you how important social networking through sites like Twitter and LinkedIn is. But it’s good to keep in mind the balance of online networking and hitting the ground in-person. Time Moneyland has an interesting article on why face-to-face networking still trumps social networking.
According to a new report from the “social discovery” site Badoo, 39% of Americans now spend more time socializing online than they do in person. In addition, nearly 20% prefer communication via text or the Internet over talking face-to-face or on the phone. But focusing strictly on e-networking and digital communication can hurt your career, not to mention your social skills where they really count—in the real world.