View Poll Results: Share with me your thoughts on social Networking sites

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  • I find them to be entertaining - but I don't take them *too* seriously

    14 37.84%
  • I disregard any serious references to them when it comes to politics and so forth

    13 35.14%
  • I think the occasional fact can be taken from them - but not often

    5 13.51%
  • I think they're annoying, I avoid them

    11 29.73%
  • I have an account and use it frequently to connect with people

    14 37.84%
  • I think they're taken too seriously by other people

    15 40.54%
  • I think they're a legitimate source for facts and serious info and aren't valued and used enough

    0 0%
  • I don't know - haven't thought about it enough to form an opinion

    2 5.41%
  • What's a social networking site?

    1 2.70%
  • Something you didn't mention

    5 13.51%
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Thread: Thoughts on Networking sites (facebook, myspace, twitter)

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    Re: Thoughts on Networking sites (facebook, myspace, twitter)

    I don't have myspace, facebook, or twitter. Hell, I don't even text. I'm a one man mission to bring back the oldest form of communication.

    Feels weird living in a world where you could lose your voice and nobody would notice.

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    Re: Thoughts on Networking sites (facebook, myspace, twitter)

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I would read your twitter, Spud, if you had one, and if I actually read twitter.
    well if i had a twitter, and you actually read twitter, you'd probably read what i wrote more often than i would.
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    Re: Thoughts on Networking sites (facebook, myspace, twitter)

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I'm a one man mission to bring back the oldest form of communication.
    Pheromones, FTW!
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    Re: Thoughts on Networking sites (facebook, myspace, twitter)

    Okay, second oldest.

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    Re: Thoughts on Networking sites (facebook, myspace, twitter)

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Okay, second oldest.
    smoke signals?
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    Re: Thoughts on Networking sites (facebook, myspace, twitter)

    People take social networking too seriously and in my experience it just leads to excess drama. The slightest change in a person's user status is used to draw all sorts of conclusions about someone.

    The people that I'm genuinely interested in keeping in touch with, I never lost track of. Anyone else, well, I'm probably not interested in talking to them and I'd just as soon they NOT find me.
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    Re: Thoughts on Networking sites (facebook, myspace, twitter)

    Facebook has been a really cool tool to reconnect me with friends from across the world. It's so easy to just kind of keep tabs on what they're up to, how they're doing, etc. And make plans together. Instead of calling 3 dozen people and incur international phone charges to find out how they're doing, I only have to go to FB. It's far less invasive. I'd be super annoyed if all of them were calling me to see how things were going. I'd never be without my phone to my ear! LOL

    But some folks take it too seriously... they like drama. But FB is no different than dealing with that **** "in real life". The drama queens online are drama queens offline too. It's easier to ignore them online, at least.

    As for using it a source of information..? I never even considered it. Unless you count the links we post or something. I generally avoid political conversations on FB. That's what DP is for. And I would never take something I read on FB as any kind of truth unless it was related to the individual who posted it and I know the individual.

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    Re: Thoughts on Networking sites (facebook, myspace, twitter)

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    They're coming up more and more in everyone's daily life. They're being taken seriously, are used against people (or for people) and are surfacing more often in news sources to validate 'facts' and so forth.
    I don't know what that last one is supposed to even mean. They're not informational sites, unless you mean, facts about the people using them that they reveal in their tweets/posts/whatever.

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    Re: Thoughts on Networking sites (facebook, myspace, twitter)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    I don't know what that last one is supposed to even mean. They're not informational sites, unless you mean, facts about the people using them that they reveal in their tweets/posts/whatever.
    exactly.

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    Re: Thoughts on Networking sites (facebook, myspace, twitter)

    I think they're valuable tools that in the next 3 years could allow some people to make some serious cash by being "Consulants" for business, politicians, and others on how best to market and utilize social networking for advertising, marketing, and PR related endevours.

    I also find them mildly to completely annoying.

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