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Old May 25 2013, 07:50 PM   #31
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Re: How important is social networking for you?

I'm on facebook and twitter and Linkedin, but I don't embrace it as much as others. I use facebook to chat with a friend, play games, and keep up with various people. Twitter is really following news and if there is something wacky going on in a sporting event, than jumping into a conversation is cool. I usually get pretty ignored though. As for LinkedIn, I really need to embrace it a lot more considering it is a helpful tool to find a job.

I have been considering closing my facebook account though. For one, I just don't like the changes, and the facebook I signed up for is nowhere near the facebook I like today. Perhaps it was inevitable, but it really has gotten too corporate and bland. It's lost personality. Also, if I see another page I subscribe to say Like or Share this comment or some stupid thing, I might unsubscribe.
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Old May 25 2013, 09:18 PM   #32
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Re: How important is social networking for you?

Zero importance, all my family are in the local area so if i am not seeing them personally i'm texting them, never had any need to use said social sites.
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Old May 25 2013, 09:29 PM   #33
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Re: How important is social networking for you?

I use Facebook, but I post here more than I do there. And my average here is less than four posts a day...

I do like FB for two reasons, though - I don't live near my family, so it's good for keeping in touch and seeing what's going on with them and old friends. Also, some old message board friends migrated to FB, so I can catch up with them there.
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Old May 25 2013, 10:28 PM   #34
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Re: How important is social networking for you?

Mostly casual Facebook usage. I don't really post on people's walls much. Just login occasionally if I receive personal message notifications via email.
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Old May 26 2013, 11:15 AM   #35
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This site and LiveJournal excepted, (online) social networking - on any of the trendy sites, anyway - is unimportant to me.

I started a Stalkbook account a while back to see what the fuss was about. Whatever it is that so fascinates people completely passed me by. What put me off completely was Stalkbook's abysmal attitude to people's privacy. I had all my information set to private; when I logged into the place several months later I found that everything I'd set to private had been re-set to public. Since I didn't do it, Stalkbook must have. That says it all about their views on people's online privacy and that was it so far as my use of the place goes. I don't intend to ever log in there again.

Twitface doesn't do anything for me, either, and I never bothered with any of the other options. As ever, to each their own.
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Old May 26 2013, 12:17 PM   #36
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Re: How important is social networking for you?

LinkedIn is useful for work, and tbh that's become primary network. FB good for international friends. But email still default.
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Old May 26 2013, 12:33 PM   #37
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Re: How important is social networking for you?

I use facebook a lot. I've been there for something like seven years now (when it first came to UK universities), and I work in a career where people frequently move around the country. Completely social use, but it's important.
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Old May 26 2013, 07:31 PM   #38
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Re: How important is social networking for you?

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This site and LiveJournal excepted, (online) social networking - on any of the trendy sites, anyway - is unimportant to me.

I started a Stalkbook account a while back to see what the fuss was about. Whatever it is that so fascinates people completely passed me by. What put me off completely was Stalkbook's abysmal attitude to people's privacy. I had all my information set to private; when I logged into the place several months later I found that everything I'd set to private had been re-set to public. Since I didn't do it, Stalkbook must have. That says it all about their views on people's online privacy and that was it so far as my use of the place goes. I don't intend to ever log in there again.

Twitface doesn't do anything for me, either, and I never bothered with any of the other options. As ever, to each their own.
This is very true for me as well. My likes and interests were originally either set to private or to be seen only by a certain group of people I labeled "Inner Circle," and when the latest update took place, they were plastered all over my wall. I thought WTF? My interest in gay porn is none of anybody's business!
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Old May 26 2013, 07:45 PM   #39
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Re: How important is social networking for you?

I use Facebook a lot. I've moved about quite a bit over the years, and FB is a quick and easy way for me to keep in touch with friends. I have very few family members who use FB, and that's fine by me. Apart from friends I've also added people I've met online. Every few months I do some culling of the friends list, so the people on my FB list most often are people I actually want to have on the list. For the rest I use Twitter occasionally, as some friends use Twitter rather than FB, and I also have a Livejournal account, which is always friendslocked.
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Old May 26 2013, 08:23 PM   #40
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I quit Facebook, I absolutely HATE it. One the other hand, everyone I know uses it for events so I think I need to make a new barebones account.

Twitter I love. I joined it for fun, and ended up getting my first major publishing credit due to the connections I made there. Twitter has become essential for me, but it's about the only one I use.
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Old May 27 2013, 09:57 AM   #41
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Re: How important is social networking for you?

I'm on Facebook, but I use it infrequently. It's too impersonal for me; for socializing, I prefer a nice little forum.

It's useful as a central clearinghouse of friends and family, though. I have people on there from two old jobs and my current job, various acquaintances from online forums and a bunch of relatives, some of whom I only see a couple of times a year in real life. So it's good to have if I have an announcement that I want to get to everybody, and it's a good way for people to get a message to me.
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Old May 29 2013, 02:44 AM   #42
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Re: How important is social networking for you?

I use FB to show everyone my beautiful pets mostly. Also I use it as a photo bucket. And for uni... And remembering b-days. And to brag about my camel collection.

But I'm more fond of forums, online gaming and talking to people I don't know IRL. It's fun to talk to people from outside of my life. People from other countries and parts of the world..

I don't understand the point of twitter. I do use Instagram to post pics of my pets and to look at dogs.
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Old May 29 2013, 07:07 AM   #43
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Re: How important is social networking for you?

I deleted three more FB contacts today (my nephew and two nieces).

I've tried to delete the primary account a number of times, but the stupid thing keeps getting reactivated when I log in to one of my devices (laptop, tablet, smartphone). I figured I should start deleting the people I dislike the most or have zero communication with.
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Old May 30 2013, 02:29 PM   #44
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Re: How important is social networking for you?

Took me a long time to use my Twitter account but now I use it more than Facebook. Basically I use it for 4 things: Fitness account, science-tech, sf and news. Many times I have gotten news reports local and national before it appears anywhere else. I get inside info first from Twitter, and I have hundreds of like-minded fit people there too.

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Old May 30 2013, 10:27 PM   #45
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This board is as close to "social networking" as I get.

In fact, my ten year old son has taken to asking me "Dad, are you on your Man Facebook again?" I'm not sure where he got that phrase, but I think it's because he sees his mom and sister on Facebook all the time, and assumes TrekBBS is my version of it.

I don't have a Facebook page or twitter account. I'm not on LinkedIn or any of that.
^This. I only have three or four people I would consider friends and my family contact me directly. I'm not a social person, so this site is all the "socializing" I'm likely to do.
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