Social Networking Sites

It’s interesting to see how quick the social networking sites have become so popular, at first i really didn’t get it i mean say for instance twitter, i just didn’t understand the point of typing “I just had a cup of tea” or “just got out the shower” and i still don’t but i am coming around to it now and find it all quite amusing.

It seems its essential these days if your in business or even running a small blog to belong to all of them, it took me a long while to join twitter and since i joined i have found and enjoyed reading a ton of blogs and websites that i would not have found otherwise and learned a lot along the way, although i still don’t see why some people just add anyone to get as many followers as possible how the hell can anyone keep up with them all?.

I realise facebook is very popular although i have never actually joined it, a good friend was kind enough to make a page up for me for this blog, i would always be a bit wary of putting too much information on facebook and the like obviously i suppose it is best avoiding too many personal details.

I was reading recently that bebo’s future is uncertain i suppose in time some are bound to gradually filter away eventually.

So what do you think about them? and what do you mainly use them for?.

Edit“If your choice is not listed why not leave a comment with your preference”

ā–¼Anyway i have set up a quick poll just to see what networking site is most favoured by bloggers who pass by here,the poll is below and you can choose up to two from the list.ā–¼

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  1. The only real purpose I use Twitter for is to let people when I have updated my blog. It’s also nice to have the twitter feed on my blog because it gives me a chance to share things that don’t necessarily fit with the blog’s topic.

    • stevebethere says:

      Hi Sandra, that is mainly why i use Twitter when updating the blog also, although i have come across some great blogs from it.

      thank you for commenting.

  2. D says:

    Hello…I probably belong to all of the above…if and when I have time I mainly answer when someone sends me a message. The main topics involved in my networking are all about womens issues, blogs and website design~
    It is very easy to get dependent on these as they are so convenient, fast and cost effective~

    • stevebethere says:

      I agree, although once i do log in to twitter i end up staying and diverting to all the blogs.

      Thank you for your feedback.

  3. Mici | Click On Portal
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    I’m not a fan of social networking sites but I have to use it for promotion purposes.

    I have a few twitter followers, but they basically built up on their own. Facebook on the other hand I think I have to optimize more. There are lots of traffic that can be generated from this.

    I don’t get though why people share mundane things.
    .-= Mici | Click On Portal´s last blog ..Iā€™m gonna give facebook a shot, cause I hear a lot of good things (no, seriously) =-.

    • stevebethere says:

      I haven’t really made an effort to follow many i should really, i agree about sharing mundane things although sometimes when i read them it sometimes gives me a laugh.

      Thank you for your comment.

  4. Warren Contreras says:

    No doubt in my mind it’s YouTube. It blows all the others away for making real friends and not just names on a list.
    .-= Warren Contreras´s last blog ..Blog Ideas =-.

    • stevebethere says:

      That’s interesting i never really looked at YouTube in that way before, thanks for sharing your preference.

  5. Steven Wilson says:

    Twitter has evolved into one big spam farm in my opinion.
    .-= Steven Wilson´s last blog ..Chrome Browser Exits Beta for Mac, Linux for the First Time =-.

    • stevebethere says:

      I have noticed that having said that the only type i keep getting is from girls talking gobbledeegook which i block, they always follow 1,000’s and have 0 followers i wonder why? (in a sarcastic voice)

  6. JEREMAE says:

    You’re not serious about you not joining a Facebook aside from a nice friend setting an account for this blog, are you? just kiddin’.. ^.^

    You can generate a whole of traffic from FB.. You can still join FB without putting too much info.. though when you start getting in, it’s a lil’ of addicting… I’m not sure about twitter.. I only followed 100+ tweeters but I couldn’t catch up with the tweets.. And yeah.. those tweets are just liek what? 3-5 words?! O.o

    Anyways.. Love your site..
    .-= JEREMAE´s last blog ..Serendipity (2001) =-.

    • stevebethere says:

      @JEREMAE – Yes i was serious and the funny thing is i probably still wouldn’t have joined if he hadn’t set it up hehe, yes your right about not having to put too much on FB.

      I don’t really make the effort that i should on twitter i should really start.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  7. Prisqua
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    I never really liked Facebook until all of a sudden my family has joined and friends, so this is the only network I have kept private for only people I personally know or I really trust on some very big ways. Twitter is purely for promotions like many other social networks, though I do have a few good friends on there so it can be fun sometimes. I also met the love of my life on a social network so I can only praise social networking.
    .-= Prisqua´s last blog ..How can I dedicate my life to saving or helping other lives? =-.

    • stevebethere says:

      Well you must be well pleased that your family and friends joined facebook and how It’s turned out for you.

      I agree as far as twitter is concerned It’s also less personal.

      Thank you for taking the time to comment.

  8. FreeMoneyMaker
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    Yes I agree with your post.I have too listed my links in facebook and twitter.Now have to bring some traffic from there.thanks for this post.
    FreeMoneyMaker also recently posted..I,m going to change my blog title and blog descriptionMy Profile

  9. frostygirl says:

    I like Facebook because it allows me to follow the lives of many of my friends who have moved overseas. I can see when they get married, have babies, go on holiday, etc and see all their photo’s. This is great!

    • stevebethere says:

      @frostygirl – It’s interesting to hear people’s different views on this and their various reasons for using these sites.

      Thanks for leaving yours.

  10. Mommy Rubz says:

    As for me, I created two Facebook accounts. One for business (playing) reasons while the other one is for personal use. I add anyone on my business account (primarily because of FB games) whereas I only add those people I know or am willing to share a bit of myself online at my personal FB account. šŸ™‚

    • stevebethere says:

      @Mommy Rubz – It seems to be quite a common pattern, thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback.:-)

  11. stevebethere says:

    Well i honestly thought twitter would be in the lead especially more with bloggers.

  12. Lakeside Techies says:

    Twitter it is… for sure…

  13. Bradley@Counseling West Palm Beach says:

    I know this is an older post but I wanted to weigh in my two cents. I have a personal facebook account but I put very little on it. I don’t use a lot of social media sites. In my business, I have some sometimes scary patients. I don’t want to put myself in a position where a patient finds out too much of my personal information. I have not looked into using social media for my counseling business.
    Bradley@Counseling West Palm Beach also recently posted..Facebook and the False Self or How Keeping it Real Can Make You HappyMy Profile