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The Dreaded Social Media
Published on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by

Although I have a Twitter account, I don’t consider it very important.  I created it when I had multiple websites and used it as a marketing tool.  Today, when I look through all those I follow I see nothing but advertisements.

Is it me, or did there used to be more “real person” tweets than advertising tweets?  When I scroll down the main page I see ad upon ad upon ad.  Is Twitter even valuable anymore?  Or is it just advertisers tweeting to advertisers at this point?

Then, of course, there is Facebook.  Sure, not all people find good in it.  “I don’t feel like seeing what someone had for lunch.”  But I actually like it.  I like the fact that I am in contact with my California best friend that I haven’t seen since second grade.  I like seeing pictures of my (moved) neighbor’s pets enjoying the snow.  And I like seeing pictures of my cousins and their children.

There are things I get to hear and see with Facebook that I would have missed without it.  So I’ll give a thumbs up to Facebook, despite the fact that it is the dreaded, “Social Media.”

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  • Ron

    Katherine, I LOVE that photo – HA!

    I used to have both a Twitter account AND a Facebook account at one time, but deleted them because I just never found any use for them. However, I know many people who love Facebook (like yourself) and find it an awesome media to touch base and connect with friends and family members all over the world.

    • Ron that was my middle child’s Halloween costume a few years ago… I thought it was pretty clever!!!

  • I totally agree with you, about Twitter. Every now and then, I check in to see what’s what and all I see is post upon post of advertising. I am one of the rare people that advertising does not work on. I hate and avoid them, at all costs, therefore I don’t use Twitter any more. Facebook, I do use, just to connect with people. It’s very good for that, but I use Adblock in my browsers and should one pop into my Facebook feed, I hide it immediately 🙂

  • As much as I hate Twitter, it’s not because of advertisements (I get very few) but because it’s seems like it’s a riot of people posting 140 characters every second of every day. I follow very few people and I don’t know how people who WANT 1000s of followers even manage to find their real friends.

    The bots have tracked my online movements and have given up on posting advertising on any social media site I frequent because they realize I don’t click on those links and, if the adverts get too plentiful, I’ll close my account. Sometimes being profiled works in my favor.

  • Facebook helps me stay in touch with my best friend who moved to PA a few years ago. I also got back in touch with a childhood friend who I hadn’t seen in many years. So for me, used carefully, it’s a good thing.

  • There was a time I had three Twitter accounts running to help promote the various blogs I was writing. Now I have one blog and pretty much ignore Twitter. As for Facebook, unlike you I have no friends (not really) and am finding it less and less useful.

  • ReformingGeek

    No tweeting for me. I like Facebook. Oh, and I had something weird with plantains for lunch. Sorry, I inhaled it before I got a photo to post. 😉

  • I’m not into twitter AT ALL. But I do LOVE me some Facebook!

  • Yep, it’s the old love/hate thing with Social Media. There are some good things about it, but yeah, Twitter is 90% useless…hmmm…kinda like…the internet. But I digress.

  • I like some things about Facebook. As you say, it’s nice to connect with old friends but I hate the marketing and advertising part to it. AND could care less about those status updates that tell me what someone had for lunch or they like Tide.

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