An other attempt to put order into my social networks (I no longer have time for a social life).
Facebook: Keeping my FB ‘friends” down to 1000. I might even lower this number. I want to use FB with people that I really interact with or who at least post something worth while and have a profile photo.
Twitter: Still can’t get the hang of this. I keep getting request from people I don’t know to follow me. When I asked on Facebook if anyone knew why this would happen, someone said that these people are really looking for an audience. That is they hope I will also want to follow them. I guess Twitter folks (twits) love to have big number of followers. And now the key thing is to be retwitted. I will let any legitimate person follow me but not creepy people, Russian prostitutes or people trying to sell me stuff.
LinkedIn: Any business or personal relationship
Plaxo: Not sure what benefit I am getting from this.
WordPress: Not really a social network but where I blog. It is public so I have it linked up with my other accounts. The good news is that my blogs show up on Facebook , Twitter and Plaxo so more people see them but the bad news is that I do not get any stats about that and if they post on Facebook or Plaxo, that does not show up on my blog. I wish they would link back. I am now using Twitter as a way to let people know about my blogs.
Flickr and other photos sites: I do not use these as social networks
New stuff: I am always trying new stuff out. Recently installed Pana.ma.
Must have left something out. And yes, I am spending way to much time using social networks but I am very interested. Years ago (early 90s) when I recognized that broadband Internet would create a new medium, I also thought that much of the content would come from individuals but I did not really think about social networks. That is probably because I was such a nerd growing up that I never passed notes around my classroom.