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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.

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I'll Raise You...

by dogknees In reply to Buzzword Bingo

"Microsoft finds a new way to deliver a private cloud in a box".

Try explaining that to your Gran!

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by CharlieSpencer In reply to I'll Raise You...

the only way I can explain 'private cloud' to myself is to use old-fashioned terms like 'client-server'...

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I Just..

by dogknees In reply to Hell,

.. can't get over the idea of a cloud in a box.

Too funny.

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Another view

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

Facebook, is a place for the insecure, the self conscious, the shut-ins and the sick to be someone they WANT to be. They can make friends that they would never be able to befriend in real life, they can get sympathy from total strangers that they consider friends (when sick, in hospital, left by a spouse etc.)

Linkedin Initially a good choice for a business networking portal. Now it has turned into Facebook for people who wish they were in business. If you don't follow suit and endorse everyone you get messages from, if you don't allow unknown people to endorse you and if you use it strictly as the tool it was designed for, you can still stand out from the crowd and gain credibility for your achievements. If you join the masses, you lose credibility and its 'a useless website.

Google+: Is a link near G-Drive where some people waste a lot of time, senselessly and without any positive outcome. If you've lost all of your pretend friends on Facebook there's Google+ where you can start again.

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