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FaithFool posted 12/30/2013 15:03 PM

I'm taking some web design courses and looking at Wordpress because a veteran web person told me that's the future of web stuff.

So looking at some pages, quite apart from the SHEER VOLUME of the blogosphere, I'm slightly overwhelmed by how many social media buttons are on people's stuff now. Seriously, how many portals do we really need?

It's like they're self-replicating now, every time I turn around there's a new one...


Maybe I'm just old, but FB and Twitter and Email are about it for me.

How many are you on?

[This message edited by FaithFool at 3:04 PM, December 30th (Monday)]

Lionne posted 12/30/2013 15:24 PM

Me. Facebook, Pinterest and Google+. But I rarely use Pinterest I find it overwhelming. I use Google+ mostly as a picture hosting site. I'm on Facebook regularly.

Good luck with your class!

jrc1963 posted 12/30/2013 15:51 PM

SI (yeah, I know it's not social media)

I don't know how to do anything else.

I do have a Pinterest account but have no clue how to use it.

My DS had to sign up for Twitter for a class project... but I don't think he uses it much. I do limit his screen time and he doesn't have a phone smart enough to support Twitter or FB or anything else.

looking forward posted 12/30/2013 15:54 PM

email only

MissesJai posted 12/30/2013 16:17 PM


caregiver9000 posted 12/30/2013 16:23 PM

SI (yeah, me too jrc)
Linkedin (but not actively or as much as I could be. If I were job hunting I might use it a lot more)
email, work and personal

FaithFool posted 12/30/2013 17:25 PM

Thanks SK! Oh yes, forgot to add *SI*.

[This message edited by FaithFool at 5:26 PM, December 30th (Monday)]

Aubrie posted 12/30/2013 17:30 PM

Twitter (originally got it to keep up with the Arias trial.)

FaithFool posted 12/30/2013 17:53 PM

Forgot Instagram!

haysuth01 posted 12/30/2013 18:07 PM

Instagram (post 1x a week on average, mostly just follow friends)
Blogger (haven't posted since 2011 but I read other blogs)
Twitter (I don't tweet, but I follow for political news... in addition to Tom Hiddleston and Nathan Fillion )
Youtube- never post, mostly watch just for playlists of music vids
Google+- never post, it's only linked to my youtube. I literally have no one in my circles.

Not including SI, that's it.

ETA for typos

[This message edited by haysuth01 at 6:09 PM, December 30th (Monday)]

Amazonia posted 12/30/2013 18:36 PM

FB (constantly)
Pinterest (about 1x daily, but I just use it to bookmark recipes, and don't follow many people I know, and don't give a rats ass if anyone follows or repins my stuff, and I'm constantly unfollowing all the crap people keep adding. I really only want to see the recipes, and then, only the ones that are I might actually make. This replaced a lot of my blog reading.)
LinkedIn (about 1x weekly)
Feedly, which really isn't social media, but I use it to aggregate all the blogs I read (1x daily)

inconnu posted 12/30/2013 19:28 PM

I have:


I can't remember the last time I checked my google+ page. Twitter I occasionally check through the HootSuite app on my phone, but it's probably been a month or so, at least. LinkedIn I checked regularly when I was job-searching, but have pretty much ignored it since I started this new job in October.

I am on Facebook and Pinterest (and SI) daily. I've considered doing Tumblr, Instagram, and reddit, but haven't gotten around to creating accounts yet. I have 2 email addresses that I check on a daily basis (mostly on my phone), and at least 2 others that I look at whenever I get around to it.

My blog is now on Wordpress, although I started it on blogger. I do not have any social media links on it, because the blog is done under inconnu, and not my real name. I've thought about setting up a twitter account for inconnu to try to get more followeres for the blog, but right now I don't really have the time to write, much less try to keep up with social media for my alter-ego.

lynnm1947 posted 12/30/2013 20:16 PM

LinkedIn--once a week or so
E-mail--work and personal, constantly
Various art sites I post on--every night
My food blog--not as often as I should!

dreamlife posted 12/31/2013 00:34 AM

FB...about 4X a year.

Unagie posted 12/31/2013 01:58 AM

Email and SI....and rly email is for work so SI.

travels posted 12/31/2013 07:55 AM


Twitter - but only so I know about events going on in the city or a place I am going on vacation

Pinterest - I find a ton of great teaching links on there

I am one of the few not on Facebook.

Sad in AZ posted 12/31/2013 08:11 AM

Pinterst (which is actually a black hole for anything that looks like a good idea )

I have a twitter account but I really don't understand it. I prefer it when birds tweet

Mama_of_3_Kids posted 12/31/2013 08:19 AM

Email-work and personal: multiple times a day

FB-work: weekly (the nature of my work requires I have a FB page) and personal: multiple times a day

Twitter: weekly

HardenMyHeart posted 12/31/2013 08:34 AM


ISPIFFD posted 1/1/2014 13:02 PM

FB - way too much
Email - constantly
Twitter - maybe weekly, when I think of it
LinkedIn - only when someone I'm linked to does something and I get an email about it
Google+ - still don't really get it but I have an acct there
Pinterest - same as google+
Blogger - have a blog that I used to post to daily, but when I moved to take care of Dad, I abandoned it...

I haven't explored instagram, tumblr, reddit, etc

A lot of this would have to change if I launch my biz in 2014. I'd need to get accts for that biz on each of these social media and somehow link all of them so posts would show up everywhere to lure/drive people to my actual website. Yeah, that'll happen...

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