Are your monitoring solutions smart or stupid?

Six months ago I did something really stupid. I foolishly jumped on the social media bandwagon, thinking I could become the first super hero to claim online greatness. Sadly, the only meteoric rise has been the disk space quota for my email server inbox–all thanks to the billion notifications I now get daily from LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. For all I know I could have been poked by He-Man, tweeted by Krusty the Clown or propositioned by Batman to join forces on LinkedIn. Sadly, the amount of crap I get these days from trigger-happy social media apps means I simply ignore and delete 99.9% of messages without ever reading them.