February 19, 2008 at 10:27 pm #28354Jeff HesterKeymaster
What social networks do you use? If there’s enough support for it, we can open a dedicated forum for it!
I’m also on LinkedIn, but I only add professional contacts (and people that I personally know).
What other networks are out there? Should we add some fields to the member profiles here for links to your other social network profiles?February 20, 2008 at 1:18 am #167276PhilipModerator
*Blush* I don’t use any at the moment, Jeff. Maybe it’s just me, but I like to see others testing the water really good, before I plunge in, lol. Uh, perhaps we could attach a poll to this thread?
Here’s a comprehensive list of Social Networking websites, courtesy of Wikipedia. No doubt MySpace is the king, with 300,000,000 users!February 20, 2008 at 1:31 am #167261Jeff HesterKeymaster
A poll would be good idea, but only after we’ve first created a good list of social networks.February 20, 2008 at 1:41 am #167265TigerbladeParticipant
I’m on a few, though whether or not I actively log into them on a regular basis is another story.
Depending on how loosely you define “social networks,” I’m on:
and probably a few others that I use so infrequently that I’ve forgotten I even have an account there.February 20, 2008 at 1:59 am #167273YahooliganMember
There are a bunch out there, but here are some of the big ones
- Bebo – Popular in UK, Ireland, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands
- Flickr – photo sharing; now owned by Yahoo!
- Friendster – one of the oldest, but didn’t catch the wave like Myspace or Facebook
- Hi5 – Popular in Latin America and with Asian teens
- imeem – not sure what to make of their swiss-army knife approach
- Jaiku – lifestream; now owned by Google
- Last.fm – music social network
- LinkedIn – Business social network
- Meetup.com – Groups that typically organize real world meetings (but not exclusively)
- MyBlogLog – widget-based social network; now owned by Yahoo
- orkut – popular in Brazil and India; owned by Google
- Twitter – microblogging or lifestream
- Windows Live Spaces – Microsoft’s blogging/social network
There are many more, but these are some of the more popular.
EDIT: Doh! Tigerblade beat me to it! But at least MY post has links. :pFebruary 20, 2008 at 4:11 am #167264DavidParticipant
I’m only active on LinkedIn and Facebook.February 20, 2008 at 4:24 am #167266TigerbladeParticipant
Yeah, the ones I’m active on are Facebook and Newsvine. I occasionally post something random on Flickr, and once in a while I’ll regain enough interest in Twitter to bother putting something new on there. I sign into MySpace maybe once a month, and I don’t remember the last time I was signed into Virb or Yahoo360.February 20, 2008 at 4:31 am #167271MrOatsMember
I use myspace, flickr, and twitter.
But I haven’t posted much new on flickr, and my twitter account is looking pretty stale…
UPDATE: I DO NOT use twitter anymore. … I liked the idea, but it just wasn’t working out for me…February 20, 2008 at 12:17 pm #167275PolarBearNPRParticipant
None – as a teacher, it’s not prudent (and can be cause for disciplinary action) to put ANYTHING up ANYWHERE. It’s ridiculous actually, case in point just yesterday South High official on leave over sexy poems
So sorry – no social networking for me.
And what a loss it is to the educational community! Throwing the baby out with the bathwater is what it boils down to. Just think of the wonderful things we could share and link our kids to and all . . . grrrr!
I know this particular article isn’t about any of the networks, but we have been warned not to set up pages at all because of some issues of students interacting with teachers inappropriately through these vehicles.February 20, 2008 at 1:50 pm #167277Doris KenneyParticipant
I’m on Facebook, Multiply, Y!Mash, YH 360 (and Live Spaces tho I don’t use it) as far as “traditional” social networking goes. For the somewhat extended…..del.icio.us and flickr.
-Doris-February 20, 2008 at 2:23 pm #167270MrEggsaladParticipant
None for me, mainly because it annoys me how just about everyone I know uses them as a chat medium, and not actual social networking. Besides, I have a blog…should probably update that soon…but yeah.
I never really could get into it either, seemed like it had too much of a drama tag-a-long coming with it to bother.February 20, 2008 at 6:09 pm #167268February 20, 2008 at 8:32 pm #167269princeGParticipantFebruary 21, 2008 at 12:47 am #167274YahooliganMemberprinceG;226919 wrote:I doubt Hi5 is popular only in Latin America and with Asian teens. Everbody has it here!
I didn’t mean that it’s ONLY popular in Latin American and with Asian teens; just that it is ESPECIALLY popular with those groups.February 21, 2008 at 3:31 am #167272imported_Ven0mMember
I’m a Multiply person, since I was a Yahoo! 360 user until they decided to discontinue it.
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