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Other social networks: just say no?

Are you on any other social networks besides LiveJournal?

Besides a couple of other LJs and a couple of GJs, I have accounts on most every major social network, with the notable exception of MoveableType, whose functionality I feel is entirely duplicated by Vox if not by LJ.

What do I do with them, you ask? Well, I periodically update Facebook with tidbits, and I'll get around to posting and annotating some photos. I use it primarily to comment on my students' and friends' pages. Beyond that, I view them as (weak) recruiting tools. My Facebook and MySpace accounts point people to LJ, as do all of my other blogs and social networks: Blogger, Xanga, Vox, Friendster, and Orkut.

There's my near-term plan, in a nutshell. How about you?



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Oct. 24th, 2006 11:58 am (UTC)
Just LJ for me. I don't have the time or the inclination to keep up with any other blog or network.
Oct. 24th, 2006 12:00 pm (UTC)
I have a couple of Lj accounts and a bebo account (that I just don't really use I'm afraid. I looked at setting up a blogger and xanga accounts at one stage but didn't really see any point. Lj is enough to keep me occupied.

Seriously though .. I'm always amazed at how you manage to have so many accounts and use them!

Perhaps you should do a workshop on how you manage to do so much in just 24 hours? I'd be interested!
Oct. 24th, 2006 03:05 pm (UTC)
I use this and log into Facebook whenever someone adds or writes on my wall (aka whenever I get a notification from them)
Oct. 24th, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC)
I check and update Facebook and MySpace pretty regularly. I only blog on LJ, but neither of the others point here; they're more "public" while this is more "private;" I show sides here I'm not comfortable showing the general public of my friends, and if I ever invite any of them here, I have to be very careful about how I filter. I'm also on Friendster, but haven't looked at it in years; they totally missed the boat.

I'm also on OkCupid, if you can count that as a social network; it hardly functions for me as a dating site.
Oct. 24th, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC)
You update your LJ more in a month than everyone else on my friends list does in a year. How exactly do you have time to handle all of these social networks?
Oct. 24th, 2006 07:31 pm (UTC)
Frequency of LJ updates
I hope you're not going by the last three days, in each of which I've updated 7 times, because I was behind by three weeks. I normally update once per day, every day.

As for "handling all of these social networks", please reread the above: I don't update regularly anywhere except LJ and GJ.

Oct. 24th, 2006 08:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Frequency of LJ updates
I completely misread that, my bad.
Oct. 24th, 2006 07:34 pm (UTC)
Nowadays I lost all my interests in blogging (and also lack of time). Perhaps I'll get some motivations back after this period of grad school applying.
Oct. 24th, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)
I have an lj, two communities (one for fun, one for my shop), a blogger (for my shop), myspace (to find hs friends), okcupid ('cause I like the quizzes), and flickr (again, for my shop mostly).

LJ is enough for me, but I found out that among some circles it is seen as "high-school" or "unprofessional". So I wanted to expand the places I had a presence, business-wise. Plus my blogger doesn't link back to my private journal, which is nice.
Oct. 24th, 2006 09:44 pm (UTC)
I have a myspace, and a (probably lapsed) Xanga account. The myspace is just because so many people I know have one--I don't update much--and the Xanga was to read someone else's Xanga. I really only have time for LJ.
Oct. 25th, 2006 06:28 am (UTC)
I opened accounts at Vox and Greatest Journal just to hold onto my name there in case LJ made some major changes. I have accounts at MySpace and Facebook just to check out some friends, but I don't do anything there. (I have two friends: Tom and a Celtic rock band!) I post photos at Flickr.

I barely have time for LJ, and as long as the Powers That Be keep it viable, I don't plan on moving.
Oct. 25th, 2006 06:30 am (UTC)
I have Friendster (which I basically never check) and MySpace, which I check every couple of days. No to everything else. :D
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