I have a confession to make.
Oh, I know, I look like a gregarious, outgoing person on TV (at least I hope I do), but that's only because I'm shouting at an inanimate object—a camera. I don't even make much eye contact with the cameraman.
It's all a lie.
My idea of a great weekend is to go nowhere, do nothing, see no one. I meet people all day long, so my social needs are met during work hours. After work I'd rather be alone with my family.
I'm so anti-social that I'm rethinking social networking. You'd think Facebook would be perfect for me--convenient, virtual, with easily avoidable two-way conversations (I don't like getting "busted" for being online by the chat feature...I don't like chat). At first, I loved Facebook and Twitter. Twitter is still a very good resource for me—I use it as a professional tool to promote stories on CNBC, connect with viewers, and stay up on news. I get a lot of leads on Twitter.
Facebook is for fun. The problem is, I friended too many people, including a lot of people I don't really know. In fact, some I don't know at all. I've grown quite fond of some of these strangers. Others...not so much.