Are you on social media? Should I be?

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  1. Jess Leigh

    Jess Leigh Serial Scrawler

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    Evening, everyone.

    I'm not on social media, but I've decided to try it. Not every single platform every single second of the day, just some platforms sometimes. I feel like I'm about a thousand times more of a private person than these platforms want me to be, but I can't be the only person looking at using them who's like that.

    What platforms are the other fantasy folk here using? Any recommendations or warnings?
     
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  2. Sparrow

    Sparrow Well-Known Member

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    I'm on Facebook, sort of, and only very occasionally.
    Facebook isn't the place for privacy, or for that matter anything all that meaningful. Certainly you can meet up with people, make friends and whatnot, but it's a rather stunted existence. Twitter is even worse!

    My only advice is to not expect very much from social media.:)
     
  3. Jess Leigh

    Jess Leigh Serial Scrawler

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    I'll take that advice. Thanks, Sparrow.
     
  4. JIM

    JIM zombie Turncoat

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    lol, yup, fb is mainly how i contact my steam mates when they aren't on steam. thats about it
     
  5. Anakin

    Anakin King of TFF

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    I would avoid social media. It's an addiction. I'm trying to stay off it. I'm on Facebook and Instagram mostly, but not much.
     
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    Lanifer Fantasy obsessed

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    I have a twitter account, but I don't have the app on my phone and I don't check it more than twice a day (generally at lunch and after work).

    It's true, it can become addictive, but it is also true that it puts you in contact with people and events that it would be difficult to be connected otherwise. So, in moderation, for me, it has been quite useful.
     
  7. Tamago

    Tamago Lord-Commander of Anakin's Kingsguard

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    I quite like the subject of Social Media (I think I'm going to make it the subject of my dissertation next year). I have Facebook and it's useful on certain degrees -I get to share my blog, I've joined several groups that give me certain information I might need at some point, I find out the latest news from my Uni/colleagues and the such. Well, it's useful. But it could be very damaging as well if you aren't careful. It's a trap -you might end up using it too much/spending too much on the social media and then... damn, it's a sever loss of time. It's not a place for Privacy, either. It can be fun and useful if used moderately. So if there's any advice I could give, then it wouldn't be to not be on social media, but rather to be aware and careful of its different aspects. Moderation is the key. Ooooh, that was a lame statement coming from me:D
     
  8. olivia_the_lamb

    olivia_the_lamb Moderator Staff Member

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    You have facebook now? Whaaaat
     
  9. Anakin

    Anakin King of TFF

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    I’m not on Facebook anymore. I still check it rarely, but I don’t post anything. I’m still active on Instagram.
     
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    olivia_the_lamb Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm on just about everything. I don't use twitter but I have one
     
  11. Midnattblod

    Midnattblod Royal Wolf of Shadow

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    I have most of them, but I only ever use fb for gaming stuff. And lol's