Interesting list of online networks here for this *thang* 🙂
I am on LinkedIn – and I have noticed they have really stepped up their social media/marketing/hassling you in the last year or so. I am a member of a couple of groups- ALIA and now 23Things for PD – but not sure if I want another avenue for this sort of info. I guess if I was looking for a job I might be more interested in LinkedIn – not sure?
I am on FaceBook also- have been for quite a while- but am feeling increasingly annoyed with Facebook as they seem to change privacy settings and other settings. I know I should make time to change my feeds as I am getting really over people just pasting witty (or not) sayings, photos etc. I am not really interested in FB for lots of things- I don’t want many photos there.
I am worried that all these things are becoming a little splintered and specific?
I need to be in FB for a few reasons – I maintain our Library FB page- so need to be in FB to do this! I like keeping up with a few friends, more acquaintance really and a couple of pages that are really active in FB (for instance the Canberra Punk and Beyond page….a little bit of my past!) and ALIA – the Australian Library and Information Association for you northern hemisphere people.
My online network is Twitter more than anything. I admit that I don’t always tweet about work, but a lot of my fellow tweeters are great library or library connected people and I gain so much from them. I also love following the twitter stream when there are conferences or meetings that I cannot be at. A lot of people that I follow on twitter are my influencers, people I like to hear from and about…what are they reading, what are they saying? I probably don’t give a lot to those conversations though- and perhaps that is where I need to think about how I am using Twitter and what do I want out of it. I certainly have connections and a great personal learning network – PLN.
I love Instagram for photos- love it- and am using this to post my daily photo for 2012 (and also onto Flickr).
I have also joined Pinterest and quite like this as a place to put the visual, the quirky, the colourful – but again, somewhere for photos, another place for other visual, another place for professional type stuff. I feel a little scattered at times!
a photo…I love collecting photos of stencils and street art- mainly taken around Canberra.