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What social media sites do you use?

  1. Facebook

    19 vote(s)
  2. Google+

    5 vote(s)
  3. Twitter

    6 vote(s)
  4. LinkedIN

    10 vote(s)
  5. Reddit

    3 vote(s)
  6. StumbleUpon

    1 vote(s)
  7. Pinterest

    0 vote(s)
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  1. Aug 14, 2013 #1
    Which do you use the most? Multiple choice, pick your top three.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2013
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  3. Aug 14, 2013 #2


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    I have fake accounts for a couple, a semi fake one for another and I don't actually use any. (this is where jhae, if he wasn't away in rocket surgeon training, would call me a luddite)
  4. Aug 14, 2013 #3
    Why make fake accounts though?
  5. Aug 14, 2013 #4


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    I created a FB account for PF to "like" you.

    A google plus for you.

    linkedin at the requests of friends that wanted to add me to their network.
  6. Aug 14, 2013 #5


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    Poop. I didn't see it was multiple choice.

    Add one for me for the "Linked In" please.

    Though for the longest time, I thought it meant "Linked Natural Log".....
    Yes. I am not very smart........
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2013
  7. Aug 14, 2013 #6
    I have and use Facebook but I very much regret making it now knowing that they keep every single message you ever sent and receive on file, you can never 100% delete your account and all your messages, status updates and personal information is kept.
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    I have no accounts. My social media is PF.
  9. Aug 14, 2013 #8
    I used to have a Facebook account, but after years of stasis I decided to delete it. While it is a good tool for keeping up with old friends, I found that I was too much of a recluse to do even that, and remaining on a website on which nothing is happening is, I would say, counter-productive. If you were to ask me why I did that for a significant length of time, I wouldn't be able to give you an answer.
  10. Aug 14, 2013 #9


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    I use facebook but very rarely.Don't use any other.
  11. Aug 14, 2013 #10


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    I look at facebook, very rarely post there. Does that count as "use"?
  12. Aug 15, 2013 #11
    Why is reddit a social media site?
  13. Aug 15, 2013 #12
    "Social media refers to the means of interactions among people in which they create, share, and exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks"

    PF is a social media site too.
  14. Aug 15, 2013 #13


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    I participate in a handful of specialized online discussion forums for various topics. One of them is PF, of course. I don't use any general social-networking sites like the ones listed in the poll.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2013
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  16. Aug 15, 2013 #15
    So pretty much any site is a social media, even news sites
  17. Aug 15, 2013 #16
    New sites may have social media elements, but their still a news site.
  18. Aug 15, 2013 #17


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    Where's the option for "none" ?
  19. Aug 15, 2013 #18
    None myself.
  20. Aug 15, 2013 #19


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    LinkedIN I've never found useful for anything, beside keeping track of my CV. Twitter I only use to complain to companies, because they provide instant high-quality customer care (opposed to calling or e-mailing them) :biggrin:
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