Social Web Sites and Me

facebook.pngThere are so many of them out there! And it seems every month there’s a new one available and people flock to them.

Anyway, here’s my current policy (version 1.34, most likely it will change each month, too.)

I allow anyone to subscribe to my Myspace profile, the more the merrier. I don’t mind stuff posted on my Myspace¬† comment section. Feel free to post whatever. I might remove ads that are not socially acceptable, of course. I’m trying to post info about upcoming shows and performances — not that it looks somewhat dry just now.

As for Facebook, my rule is that I should have at least talked to you for a while face to face, worked together with a project, or otherwise interacted via email for a longer time. If not, sorry. I don’t want my FaceBook to become another grab-bag service for adding as many friends as possible, unless we have of course interacted for a while.

I use LinkedIn for pure professional purposes, to keep track of colleges, where they are today and so forth.

I have a Twitter account that I update now and then. It seems to have become a sporadic mini-blog. The verdict is still up in the air if Twitter makes sense or not.

As for most of my communication, it’s really through this blog as it’s so easy to write and post entries this way. With RSS it’s easy to keep track of updates, as well.

There are two more things related to social networking and music that I’m working on, when either project is ready I will talk more about those. Both are very much content/music/multimedia-centric.

2 Comments:

  1. i agree. people shouldn’t use facebook for random friend requests.

    and i also can’t seem to get my twitter on very frequently. it’s sort of ungratifying unless you pipe that mini-blog on to your main site.

    as for linkedin that has to be the most boring of them all but i can’t seem to pull myself together to shut down my account cause i put a bit of time into making it.

  2. I feel the same way. I’ve dedicated Facebook for my real life friendships and longtime internet relationships.

    Myspace is a way to promote my stuff, so I’m verifying almost every friend request. One of those rare things making me reject is that the person has a seriously cluttered profile. That makes only my use of Myspace harder.

    I aslo have a profile in Linkedin which is solely ment for my business life contacts, but because I have a small venture that is very close to my personal life and my interests in music, there’s some serious overlapping between my Facebook and Linkedin.

    I’m not using Twitter, Pownce or any other life feeds in addition to Facebook status.

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