I just watched a video on YouTube of Chris Pirillo's speech at LeWeb in Paris in 2009. Of all the videos of Chris I have seen, I had never seen this one before today, and he really hit home with some key points, especially going into the various aspects of what we consider a "community".
At one point, he mentions certain community "tools" include things like Facebook, Twitter, and similar sites, that obviously, bring people closer together and makes people aware of "what's going on".
I have never understood why so many people tend to be on multiple social networking sites all at the same time. I'm on Facebook, and a few tech communities (this one included, obviously) and that's it for me. Yet I have one friend for example that is on Facebook, MySpace (I still forgive him), Twitter, Blogster, hi5, etc., yet he's just your "average Joe".
Someone like Chris I can see being a part of so many networking groups and communities, as he's not only a "tech icon" I guess you could say, but he's also in the business/entrepreneurial aspect as well. Someone like him and others alike I could see being a part of all those, but your "average Joe"? Generally I would think that if I joined up for MySpace again after all this time, and joined Twitter, the only people that will follow me, are typically the same people I'm friends with on Facebook; that said, I guess my question is, does the average person benefit from being a part of all of those too, or does it matter?
Maybe this sounds like a dumb question, maybe I haven't worded quite like I wanted to, but I'm hoping someone in the community will understand the context of the question.
(sorry for the long-windedness…)
asked Feb 23 '11 at 17:25
I mainly use facebook, twitter, and tumblr for social networking. I use facebook to communicate with friends, share pics, and post statuses that I deem important. I use twitter to update what I'm doing whether it's eating dinner here, doing hw, studying or what. I don't post status like that on facebook so I don't spam everyone.... I use tumblr for blogging, reblogging this and that, and to vent w.e
I'm on multiple social networks youtube-videos, myspace-music, facebook-friends, twitter-anyone-keep tactor others etc,..
answered Mar 11 '11 at 20:47