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FaithFool
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Shutup  Posted: 3:03 PM, December 30th (Monday)

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...

FB
Twitter
Pinterest
Linkedin
Tumblr
Google+
Stumbleupon
Reddit

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)]


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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scaredyKat
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Default  Posted: 3:24 PM, December 30th (Monday)

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!


Me-BS-60
HIM-SAFWH-63
Damn autocorrect is responsible for the silly errors, sorry!

Posts: 3458 | Registered: Sep 2009 | From: In my head
jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 3:51 PM, December 30th (Monday)

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


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.


Me: BSO - 46
Him: FWSO - 68
DS - 12
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
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Posts: 24451 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Florida
looking forward
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Default  Posted: 3:54 PM, December 30th (Monday)

email only


Memory and hope; one looks backward, and the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow.
"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain." (Joseph Campbell)

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MissesJai
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Default  Posted: 4:17 PM, December 30th (Monday)

FB
Twitter
Pinterest
Linkedin


FWW - 41
I'm big on personal responsibility. Own your shit. ALL OF IT.

Posts: 5846 | Registered: Jul 2009 | From: So Cal.....
caregiver9000
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Default  Posted: 4:23 PM, December 30th (Monday)

FB
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


Me: 44, independent, happy, despite co-parenting with a lower muppet
FT "Stretch" (and Skew!) ;)
DS 13 DS 10
S 5/2010
D 12/2012

Posts: 5774 | Registered: May 2010 | From: a better place
FaithFool
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Member # 20150
Default  Posted: 5:25 PM, December 30th (Monday)

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

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


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

Posts: 17340 | Registered: Jul 2008 | From: Canada
Aubrie
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Member # 33886
Default  Posted: 5:30 PM, December 30th (Monday)

email
FB
SI
Instagram
Pinterest
Google+
Twitter (originally got it to keep up with the Arias trial.)


Me - FWW * Him - QuietStand

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - J. Wayne

"What if I fall?" Oh but my darling, what if you fly?


Posts: 6165 | Registered: Nov 2011 | From: South, Y'all!
FaithFool
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Member # 20150
Default  Posted: 5:53 PM, December 30th (Monday)

Forgot Instagram!


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

Posts: 17340 | Registered: Jul 2008 | From: Canada
haysuth01
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Default  Posted: 6:07 PM, December 30th (Monday)

Email
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)]


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Divorced 5/07.
DS-7! What?!
Happily remarried, B/G twins (5).

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Amazonia
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Default  Posted: 6:36 PM, December 30th (Monday)

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)


"You yourself deserve your love and affection as much as anybody in the universe." -Buddha
"Let's face it, life is a crap shoot." -Sad in AZ

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inconnu
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Default  Posted: 7:28 PM, December 30th (Monday)

I have:

FB
Twitter
Pinterest
Linkedin
Google+

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.


Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
I wanna see you be brave

Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect


Posts: 12144 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: TX
lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 8:16 PM, December 30th (Monday)

FB--daily
Twitter--occasionally
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!


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks


Posts: 7180 | Registered: Jul 2007 | From: Toronto, Canada
dreamlife
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Default  Posted: 12:34 AM, December 31st (Tuesday)

email
Twitter
SI
FB...about 4X a year.


~XWH told me what I wanted to hear but he always did whatever he wanted to do~

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Unagie
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Helpless  Posted: 1:58 AM, December 31st (Tuesday)

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


Heartbroken madhatter trying to rebuild

No longer together

Do not let others be your reference for who you see in the mirror.

Stop allowing people to hurt you, because you don't love you enough to walk away.


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travels
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Default  Posted: 7:55 AM, December 31st (Tuesday)

SI

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.


When one door closes, another door opens. It's the journey through the hallway that sucks.

Posts: 3771 | Registered: Jul 2008 | From: PA
Sad in AZ
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Default  Posted: 8:11 AM, December 31st (Tuesday)

FB
SI
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


I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

Posts: 20027 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: Upstate NY
Mama_of_3_Kids
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Default  Posted: 8:19 AM, December 31st (Tuesday)

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


Me: FBW/30 Him: FWH/33 The kidlets: DS13, DS10, and DD8 The hounds: Four Shih Tzu's
Finally, completely R'd
Clothed in strength and dignity, with nothing to fear, she smiles when she thinks about the future.~Proverbs 31:25

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HardenMyHeart
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Default  Posted: 8:34 AM, December 31st (Tuesday)

email.


Me: BH, Her: FWW - Long Term EA/PA
d-day: June 25, 2007
Married 30 years, Reconciled

Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.


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ISPIFFD
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Default  Posted: 1:02 PM, January 1st (Wednesday)

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...


Me: BW (54)
Him: WH (61)
7/14/11 - Divorced

Posts: 1814 | Registered: Nov 2009 | From: another world
FaithFool
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Member # 20150
Default  Posted: 4:04 PM, January 1st (Wednesday)

I'm reflecting on how all of this fragments the attention spa...... oh, look, another message!


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

Posts: 17340 | Registered: Jul 2008 | From: Canada
metamorphisis
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Default  Posted: 11:09 PM, January 1st (Wednesday)

Email and Message boards like this one. That's it. No Facebook or twitter or anything else. I really like it that way. I sure as heck don't need any more distractions!



“We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.”... Anais Nin

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FaithFool
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Default  Posted: 11:54 PM, January 2nd (Thursday)

*****SQUIRREL!!!*****


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

Posts: 17340 | Registered: Jul 2008 | From: Canada
goodbye_virginia
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Default  Posted: 12:10 AM, January 3rd (Friday)

FB
Instagram
Pinterest
Tumblr
Twitter
This message board and a young breast cancer survivor message board.


Me- BW 35
Him - WH 43

Posts: 53 | Registered: Sep 2007 | From: Texas
wildbananas
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Member # 10552
Default  Posted: 12:29 AM, January 3rd (Friday)

FB - almost daily
LinkedIn - twice a month, maybe? If that.
Pintrest - I have an account but almost never go on there. It overwhelms me and makes me feel totally lazy and inadequate.

Oh... and SI, of course. Daily.

That's it. I'm lame.


Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light. ~ Yogi Bhajan

Posts: 15383 | Registered: Apr 2006 | From: Now an AZ girl
gahurts
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Default  Posted: 4:53 PM, January 3rd (Friday)

FB
E-Mail
LinkedIn
Pinterest (rarely)
SI

All of the above several times a day except for Pinterest.


"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indominable will" - Mahatma Gandi

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - Aubrie


Posts: 3406 | Registered: Oct 2011 | From: Georgia
metamorphisis
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Default  Posted: 5:25 PM, January 3rd (Friday)

LMAO@FaithFool

….where?



“We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.”... Anais Nin

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Clarrissa
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Default  Posted: 10:30 PM, January 3rd (Friday)

I have two email accounts - Yahoo and Gmail but haven't checked Gmail in so long I forgot my password.

I occasionally look at Google+

And of course SI.

I used to have a Facebook page but deleted it almost immediately. Had it, maybe?, for about a week.

No Pinterest, Twitter, reddit, LinkedIn or any of the other bazillion social media sites. See no real need to let the entire world know what I think or what I'm doing.


BH Cee64D - 48
WW (me) - 49


All affairs are variations on a theme. No one has 'Beethoven's 5th' to everyone else's 'Chopsticks'.


Posts: 5879 | Registered: Dec 2008 | From: A better place
nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 11:19 PM, January 3rd (Friday)

Daily use:
SI
FB - I have a HUGE and widely-flung family. We have a couple of private and hidden groups on FB that we use to keep in touch.

I have a Twitter account for work so I can follow certain organizations associated with my profession. I have never posted a single tweet, and my handle is completely anonymous. I check it maybe once a week?

Oh, and I have a LinkedIn account that work asked me to create. So I set it up and now I ignore it.


You can call me NIK

"Sometimes it takes a good fall to know where you really stand."
-Hayley Williams


Posts: 25049 | Registered: Aug 2011
booger bear
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Default  Posted: 11:30 PM, January 3rd (Friday)

Ummmm - Just FB for me had a myspace but that is long gone, and I stopped using it before it went away, got to be to weird, I felt way to old and to be on there


I am fiercely independent and I won’t apologize for it. I'd rather be single than settled.

Posts: 18751 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: OK - Hot as hell here !!!!!!
Rebreather
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Default  Posted: 10:17 AM, January 4th (Saturday)

FB
Twitter
LinkedIn
Pinterest
An assortment of design blogs
An assortment of political blogs
An assortment of other blogs

Plus I do social media for work so I have another FB and two Twitter accounts


Me BS
Him WH
2 ddays in '07
Recovering.
"The cure for the pain, is the pain." -Rumi

Posts: 6359 | Registered: Jan 2011
dreamlife
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Member # 8142
Default  Posted: 2:34 AM, January 5th (Sunday)

I dissolved my FB recently!
It feels great!


~XWH told me what I wanted to hear but he always did whatever he wanted to do~

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mixedemotions
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Default  Posted: 4:29 PM, January 5th (Sunday)

I'm not on FB! That used to get more of a reaction than it does now. I think it's becoming more common. I know plenty of people who are able to use it in a healthy way, but it made me feel bad about myself/jealous of other people despite knowing the lives on their profiles were exaggerated/kept me out of the present moment because I was always planning my life in terms of profile pics...how should I dress so that I'll look good online, how should I pose, etc.

I stopped using it in 2009 and have re activated my old profile a few times but quickly realized why I got off it in the first place.

The only part I felt sad about was missing out on my college-aged cousins updates about their lives since getting regular phone calls from them was not so likely. So, I made an Instagram account using a family nickname that no one else knows and I use that only to stay updated on their lives and to update them on mine.

I use Pinterest for laughs, recipes, hairstyles...not for social networking. And I don't have a twitter account.

I met a guy online who was convinced I was a catfish, thinking I was lying about not having any social network accounts, lol.


Me: Former BW, 28
Divorced 10/11/12
He didn't show up for the D...very fitting, seeing as he didn't show up for the M, either : )
"What did not demolish me simply polished me, now the clearer I can see" - India Arie

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Cally60
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Default  Posted: 7:38 PM, January 5th (Sunday)

I have Facebook. But not really.... I have almost never posted any personal stuff on my own FB page, just the odd interesting link to other things, every few months. I do post comments on other people's pages and I "like" a lot. I use FB to follow family and friends, who DO update their pages - and to find out what former friends and acquaintances are up to. I have lost touch with so many people because of relocations and my abysmal qualities as a correspondent. I know it's futile to try to reconnect, because I am so bad at keeping in touch, and I love FB for letting me find out how they're doing! Maybe I look at the wrong FB pages, but I find that quite a lot of FB content is self-promotion, or people trying to convince themselves that they have a wonderful life. In that sense, it can be rather depressing.

I use Twitter a little. I have opened accounts on most of the other social media sites mentioned, as I have FOMS (Fear Of Missing Something) but I don't really use any of them!

My first loves are public forums such as this one, and sites with articles where one can post comments. (I recently joined one of these on FB, too.) I post quite a lot of comments in response to public radio programs and on newspaper sites. I think it likely that the vast majority of them go unread. But I enjoy the writing thereof, and the occasional vent in relation to things I feel strongly about!

[This message edited by Cally60 at 7:46 PM, January 5th (Sunday)]


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Cally60
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Default  Posted: 7:56 PM, January 5th (Sunday)

PS

When something happens that's discussed on almost every media talk show, or videos go viral, the first place I hear about them is almost invariably our very own SI! My thanks to everyone who posts this sort of thing and keeps me in the loop.


Posts: 2110 | Registered: Mar 2009
Lola2kids
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Member # 32789
Default  Posted: 1:27 PM, January 6th (Monday)

I have 2 email accounts...
One is Yahoo and the other is AOL.
I got a really strange look from the clerk at Old Navy when they asked for my email address.
AOL is for all my junk emails.

I am on FB

I will never be on LinkedIn since that is how I ended up on SI.

I had twitter for the school closing announcements and could never figure out how to actually tweet.

SI is my go to for keeping up with what's going on out there in cyber world.

[This message edited by Lola2kids at 1:29 PM, January 6th (Monday)]


BS: (Me) 47
Kids: twins DD(10)
WS: Him 49 (Together 12 years)
D-Day April 18, 2011, Him:out Sept. 11, 2011..moved June 27, 2014.
"They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder but I am growing more and more fond of his absence"

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