Social Networking

Might want to think again about those social networking sites like Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter… read article here.

It amazes me just how much we can do on those. I must admit I’m only on Facebook because I can only keep up with so many sites, but I do hear about a lot of the other ones and wonder.

The article talks about how the younger generation has an ‘innate radar’ to know that there may be inaccuracies with immediate coverage of news, but also that they’re out to share it right away. There is only so much space to post little blurbs, but anyone can say a lot with few words when necessary.

I do plan to use the Facebook page for promoting my book when it comes out, but I’m not regular enough to be uploading news. Also, the guy in question uploaded to Twitter via his phone, and mine’s just not that cool – yet.

So next time you hear someone make comments about the uselessness of social networking sites (or you actually hear them spewing from your mouth), you might want to reconsider.

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3 Comments

  1. Jamie said,

    26 January 2009 at 09:23

    I am pretty confident of the ability of social networks to sell a product. It is much easier to buy a book from a friend than a work from a complete stranger. I have already bought countless books that I never would have heard of before. I am enjoying most of them. I just ordered 4 more this weekend.

  2. Dawn Embers said,

    26 January 2009 at 16:31

    I am on facebook but most of the “friends” are relatives, old high school friends, or debaters. Have a myspace page but don’t really use it anymore. Would use twitter but no one I know uses it so don’t really have any need to update constantly.

    But social networking is important, the key part being “network”.

  3. 27 January 2009 at 09:20

    I recently started using Twitter.. I was amazed. Pretty much every day I have at least one Friend Request from someone I don’t even know! Who are these people and why are they watching me? I can only hope they’re buying my book. 😉


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