This weeks question: What social media sites/tools do you frequently use? Which ones do you avoid and why?
Let’s Talk is a fun new meme to discuss an little bit of this & a little bit of that (not always bookish) hosted by Smash Attack Reads and A Book Obsession.
Twitter, Twitter and Twitter. I love Twitter! It feels spontaneous and fun. For the most part personal stuff and rants are kept to a minimum. I can talk to several people at once about different things. Twitter makes me happy.
I’m also finding myself using Twitter more than Google reader to follow blogs. I get a wider sampling of posts that way without necessarily following each blog.
The downside – that is really an upside if you’re an author – is that I succumb to impulse buying with book deals that people tweet way more than I do when visiting a post. *shakes fist* at the .99 book deal.
Sure there are a few negative twitter frenzies but I just scroll right on past them. I admit, I used to get involved but nothing good can come of that so I move on now.
I avoid Facebook. I just don’t get it. And I think people are way more personal and hostile on there than Twitter. In my experience anyway. It also feels like a giant chain letter sometimes rather than a conversation. But hey! I know a lot of people who hate Twitter – so to each his own!
I have Google+ but I don’t see very many people using it other than to post links. I visit on occasion but not very regularly.