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How I've Decided To Use Social Media

I've been asked again 'How come you are not on Facebook anymore, I was wondering where you were all this time!'

I sincerely thought that I was right here all this time. LOL.

Anyway, this is how I have decided to use the internet....or more accurately, social media sites and I have my reasons.

Twitter is my cup of tea. There is no drama, no likes, no comments for 'other people to see or judge'. Sure, you can 'discover' a conversation thread on Twitter and it is also far more intrusive if, let's say....you are a radical activist or a celebrity or something seeking an insane crazy amount of attention but Twitter is easier to own than other social networking sites. It's quick to update and when people choose to respond, you can choose to ignore the sheez out of it without other nosy Parkers watching all of it. They can but it is much harder work.

In other words, there is more control and a sense of ownership.

Another unconventional social media network that I have chosen over others is G+ but for a very good reason. It is easier to control what I see there (as opposed to the network controlling what I see) and great for professional linkups. It is not Linkedin but still, for professional usage, you would want Google to think that you are still relevant and more importantly, you are alive and updating.

The only hate I have of G+ is, ugh.....Youtube. Why sharing and commenting on Youtube automatically appear on G+ and likewise G+ on Youtube? I am waiting for Google to change this. You can manually remove the comment or link but it is an extra step that users kinda wish they didn't have to take.

Do you know the kind of people there are on Youtube videos? Homaigerd. Crazies. The kind of people who own at least 17 usernames, I think.

 Hangout is also another great chat feature that is pretty much Skype but with the ability to broadcast it to the rest of the world. Amazing and yet, people continue to Facebook everything. One day, I suppose, if Google doesn't pull the plug on it, it can become an interactive Youtube.

My Tumblr and Instagram are linked up and they both, collectively, work as the place(s) to post stuff I don't blog about. Instagram = short picture updates. Tumblr = picture updates from Instragam and really short writeups that I don't think anyone is going to give 2 sheezies about.

Finally, and lastly, Facebook. I continue to use Facebook but for work, links, updates, catchups and chats.

Other than that, I go to Facebook when I want to depress myself because I have been too happy with my life. lol.

Anyway, it's Saturday again so, gonna catch myself some Kdrama and then a nap, perhaps?

Love,
Marsha

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