First of all, what is Web 2.0 fatigue syndrome (Web2FS)? I’m not exactly sure but I do know that I have it! With websites like MySpace, Facebook, StumbleUpon, MyBlogLog, Twitter, Tumblr, Digg, Bumpzee and all sorts of new and innovative ways of staying in touch quickly gaining popularity, I am indeed showing signs of Web 2.0 fatigue.
I think I have a MySpace account somewhere. Same goes for most of the accounts mentioned above and more. I may have accounts on various user generated content websites and online communities but in reality, I am definitely not active in all of them. In fact, I am only barely active in a few of them. There simply isn’t enough time in the day to participate in all accounts that I have ever opened. I have a feeling many users are in the same boat.
For me, the #1 symptom of Web2FS is a polite autoresponder of “No I don’t” to anyone asking if I have a [insert Web 2.0 website] account. Most of my accounts are inactive and the ones that are active are only barely so.
Who else has Web 2.0 fatigue syndrome? If so, please share your symptoms and we can start a support group.