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Remember asking what "social media" is for, Palmetto?

By AnsuGisalas ·
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At the time, I didn't have an answer, but I have done some research.

Facebook is for maintaining relationships with semi-estranged family and fair-weather friends, mainly so you can keep each other updated on really important stuff, such as photos of what you had for lunch. If you prefer not to know what such people eat for lunch, better skip it.

LinkedIn is about general-purpose non-specific brown-nosing. It is great for keeping those sucking-up muscles trimmed. If you don't want to suck up to anybody, better skip it.

Google+ is about finding completely random people who happen to have the same interests as you, or who produce interesting text or photographs or who attract interesting discussions or otherwise tickle your fancy. If you don't want to do that, better skip it.

Like, if someone was to fancy plants of the family Nepenthaceae, one could join this community:
or this one:
or this one:

It's all about fancy.

[EDITE The headline punctuation saves, lives.]

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So is that some kind of crack at me?

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Remember asking what "soc ...

Not that i would understand of course so you'll need to be a lot more down to earth as I'm not overly clever.

I work with Computers so you have to explain everything as if I will not understand.

Of course regardless I wouldn't consider joining any of these either. :0


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Nah, just using a familiar example of niche interests.

by AnsuGisalas In reply to So is that some kind of c ...

I could have used motor sports, but I can never remember which ones are lame and which ones are not, so I went with something with universal appeal :^0

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None of them are lame.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Nah, just using a familia ...

Well, none of them that are measured against a clock or other objective goal. Anything judged (like motorcycle stunts, monstor truck free-styling, skateboard tricks, ice skating, or gymnastics) is an art, not a sport. That doesn't mean the participants aren't atheletes.

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I'm that much of an outsider, I misinterpret the "they've ruined it"...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to None of them are lame.

to mean some of them are now ruined :^0

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Huh? Who said "they've ruined it"?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to I'm that much of an outsi ...

Neither the HAL unit nor I used that phrase. I don't know what your referring to.

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Not now, but my convo buffer suggests that some people at one time...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Huh? Who said "they've r ...

said something like that. Could have been someone else, and my mind conflated it.

Anyway, when not knowing anything about a subject, I prefer to not use examples from that subject

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Vaguely and in general.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Remember asking what "soc ...

If I can't remember any specific question, it only means I don't remember asking them, not that they weren't asked.

I don't see why anyone would want to keep up with semi-estranged family or fair-weather friends, or keep them updated either. I've read too many posts from people who have found LinkedIn to be useful for me to pooh-pooh it. But I've also tried it enough to determine there's no value for me. I may get around to taking a look at Google+ one day, but I'm active enough here to satisfy my on-line itch and something about getting a Google account trips my long-range sensors.

I notice you didn't include Twitter :-)

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becasue only twits twitter and neither of you are twits - nt

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Vaguely and in general.
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Well Hello Palmy

by Shellbot In reply to Vaguely and in general.

My fair-weathered friend

Just touching base to see how ye doing.


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Fair-weathered? Me?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Well Hello Palmy

I've been right here, two shows nightly.

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