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    Over Exposed

    Here's a simple question:

    Do you think social media has lead to an over saturation of information about watches?

    Do you think it (whatever the above leads you to) is a good or bad thing?

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    I don't do social media , so I can't say I've noticed (unless you're counting the IWL forum (for instance) as a 'social media' outlet/inlet ?)

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    Do we count forums as social media?
    If we just mean Facebook, etc, then I'd say no. I certainly don't get exposed to much watch stuff there unless I seek it out.
    If we include forums then it's a bad thing because you people keep making me buy watches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatmeworry View Post
    If we include forums then it's a bad thing because you people keep making me buy watches.
    Have you seen this ??

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    Over-exposed or better informed? I don't do any social media other than this forum, but I like the blog round-up of the Watchville app.

    I could certainly be over-saturated with people's opinions, which is why I avoid social media and generally confine myself to one forum.

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    Is any opinion without established credentials even worth considering?

    I don't expect an answer to that

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    Hmm, I don't think I actually meant social-media, more like all media.

    Certainly social-media is part of it: Instagram, Facebook, blogs, whatever but also print media: magazines dedicated to watches as well as their growing presence in other genres (gadgets, fashion, mens health, finance etc), newspapers and their supplements.

    There are a lot of outlets there showing people watches and telling them something about it.


    Over Exposed vs Better informed?

    I don't know.
    That is part of the discussion.
    As far as I can tell, most people who might post elsewhere don't actually have a clue beyond the buzz words and sound-bites you see in blog articles.

    I once paraphrased thus:
    You can lead a WIS to info but you can't make him think.

    Is this because there is too much info out there on the super footer that the regular doesn't get the praises they deserve?

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    On mainstream social media... very little to find about watches except for the targeted ads in the margins that know EXACTLY what I have been looking at elsewhere. If you include places like this? Every ounce of overexposure is sought out for entertainment value. I only have myself to blame.
    Too many watches, not enough wrists.

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    I got social media from a girl (who happened to be over exposed as I recall) in college but penicillin cleared it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drunken monkey View Post
    ....(snip)
    As far as I can tell, most people who might post elsewhere don't actually have a clue beyond the buzz words and sound-bites you see in blog articles.
    I once paraphrased thus:
    You can lead a WIS to info but you can't make him think.
    Is this because there is too much info out there on the super footer that the regular doesn't get the praises they deserve?

    I think the main distinction is information vs. marketing. What I enjoy about a forum like this is that we share real experiences and personal tastes with other aficionados. The problem with mainstream media exposure about watches is that it is almost entirely in the form of advertising, trying to create brand identity and a perception of social status through ownership of luxury items. I don't have much interest in that.
    Too many watches, not enough wrists.

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