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23 August 2011 @ 10:00 pm
social networked out  

Apropos of pretty much nothing, I gotta say that having joined G+ and all, my reaction is not “wean other social networks off & just use G+” so much as it is “I’m pretty sick of social networks & am not wildly inclined to use any of them anymore.”

I’m finding that to be a rock and a hard place, though, professionally speaking. Between G+, Twitter & FB I’ve got somewhere in the region of 2500 followers (a fair percentage of whom, I’m sure, are repeat offenders, but many of whom are not), and I don’t want to lose the tenuous contact I’ve got with them. Sadly I can’t afford to bribe them to read the blog regularly, so…what’s a girl to do? *wibble*

(x-posted from the essential kit)
rfrancis on August 24th, 2011 04:25 am (UTC)
I'm rapidly reaching the stage where G+ can just suck it. I don't think there's much more for me to say about that than I already have.

I like Twitter for what Twitter is good for: posting one-liners. I like one-liners, so this works out okay. I probably try harder to be amusing on Twitter than I do elsewhere -- elsewhere I try to be interesting, which is something else entirely.

Facebook, as I have always said, is for local SCA friends and local church members and my family, and if my old-school online buddies are there, that's fine, but it's not why I stay there, because I can find you guys less irritating places.

I am slowly falling for Livejournal again, if it'll just stay up. It's pretty horrible to use but nobody's trying to tell me how to use it and I can edit what I want and write as long as I care to and all that good stuff. And it has threaded comments. And user icons. And if I really feel like I need to involve Facebook and/or Twitter, well lo and behold, there are repost buttons right there.

But yeah, LJ isn't really the place to amass readers/listeners/whatever any more. I think it's probably still Twitter. I need to remember to tick the tickybox for reposting to Twitter, I guess.

Just as long as you stay somewhere I can find you, I am content.
rfrancis on August 24th, 2011 04:39 am (UTC)
I forgot to mention Diaspora. So I will: Nobody is on Diaspora.