Tuesday, August 18, 2009

How hooked up are you?

Technology today seems all about social media. Yesterday someone somewhere mentioned that the average age of those who use Twitter was around 46. I have to say that really surprised me. And got me thinking.

Am I hipper than I thought?

I used to be on Myspace and while my page is still there, I haven't logged in in ages. Myspace seems like the horror movie trailer park of social media now. It's gaudy, run down and you just never know who's parked next door.

Now I focus on Twitter and Facebook, although to be honest, I mostly use Facebook for games and sending messages to far-away friends.

What social media do you use and what's your favorite?

17 comments:

  1. I've actually been avoiding Twitter because I'm afraid once I start all my time will be sucked into tweeting. I do use Facebook, but minimally. If I'd thought about it beforehand, I would've set up two accounts - one for personal and one for networking. Now my personal contacts are jumbled up with my writing contacts.

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  2. In college I did Facebook (and Myspace even though I hated the interface) now I twitter and blog and maybe log into facebook once or twice a week when someone adds me as a friend. It's strange how much my preferences changed in a few years! I'm 25.

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  3. Yeah, my MySpace page kinda gets ignored. The poor thing. Right now, I love my plain old blog.

    No Twitter or Facebook for me. (Yet?)

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  4. I love Facebook! I get to keep up with all my old friends there. But I confess I'm hesitant to use Twitter...for fear that people will just be tweeting what they ate for lunch or how long it took to park. :-)

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  5. Amanda Brice11:48 AM

    I adore Facebook. My real life Facebook pave gets more action than my writer one, though.

    I'm afraid of Twitter. Maybe when I sell, but until that point, I can't afford the time-suckage.

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  6. I use both Twitter and Facebook and also ignore MySpace these days. It's too laborious. I have Digsby and Friendfeed, but mostly to make quick drive-bys that feed toward Twitter and Facebook.

    And I blog. Facebook seems more active with friends than twitter, though.

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  7. I use Facebook and Twitter frequently--I find they're fun, quick ways to keep in touch with people.

    I'm not on MySpace a whole lot, though I try to pop by at least once a month to update things on my page.

    I also like to blog at least once or twice a week, depending on what's going on in my world. And of course, I post on our blog too. :D

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  8. I blog - facebook - and tweet.

    Sometimes just keeping up with the blogs I follow is overwhelming, and i just delete my unreads. (with the exception of Fictionistas here, of course)
    Thank God for the Google Reader.

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  9. I love my blog and Twitter--without Twitter, I'd have no idea what's going on in the world, and especially in the publishing world. Don't have Myspace, and Facebook feels a little dead to me.

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  10. I love Twitter. I get the news first there. I have a MySpace but I haven't signed in in months. Have been meaning to delete. I have two facepages...One for my pen name and one with my legal name (for my non-writing friends). I visit facebook only a couple of times a week. My blogging is hit and miss. I might be better with a group blog but who knows.

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  11. Love that MySpace description. I'm there but like you rarely visit. I prefer twitter to Facebook but both have their

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  12. I didn't get Twitter the first time I tried it. Then I came back and now I love it. I'm still on MySpace, mainly because I still have a lot of readers there. Wish I'd done separate family and author Facebook pgs from the beginning, though, because when I tried to move readers over to a professional "fan" page, they balked. So, to keep my grandkidlet's posts and pics private, I started a new one just for her. But had I understood how it worked -- still don't quite because there are all those discussions going on on my wall -- I would've begun differently. I ignore my blog too much because I find days I write it, my book writing suffers for some reason. But plan to get back to that. Then again, I always say that. LOL

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  13. I don't even know why I'm still on myspace, lol. I got on it before I even started writing (to stay in touch with friends) but I eventually moved to facebook for that so myspace gets wildly ignored. I jumped on the twitter bandwagon and even though I'm still not sold on it, I did get a free book from Simon and Schuster b/c of a promo op I saw on twitter. I still like blogging the best :)

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  14. Twitter and FB (Vampire Wars) - very rarely log in to Myspace but I do post on it for contests and stuff because some people still use it regularly. I also blog.

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  15. The average age on Twitter is 46? Does that mean I am too young to Twitter?

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  16. Twitter is estimated to be most popular among 35-50 year olds. There are younger people there, but more of that demographic is on Facebook.

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  17. I love the twitter-not for promo--just for the water cooler feel.

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