Are you depressed because your highly-regulated business keeps you off social media?

Wendi Eiland’s Twitter bio

If I had a nickel for every time someone in insurance or some other highly-regulated field told me that they “can’t use social media,” I’d be rich . I’ve heard it from  lawyers, insurance agents, financial planners and bankers.

And then there’s Wendi Eiland, or @WendiEiland if you play on Twitter with the cool kids.

We sat at a small table at Water Avenue Coffee a couple of weeks ago, recalling our brief first in-person encounters: last year’s @Whiffies’ Foursquare Day tweetup and Clark Haass“Posh” Hashcapade at Gracie’s a few weeks earlier. Patrons at nearby tables must have thought we were life-long friends; we hooted and hollered, carrying on as if we’d known each other for years. Continue reading