Friday, August 6, 2010

Some Thoughts on Social Networking Sites

For several years we have been in the Web 2.0 era with social networking sites such as:
  • Facebook
  • Myspace
  • Twitter
  • Blogs
  • 4 Square
  • Gowalla

We must think of how much time we spend each day on the various services that are available. Are we benefitting by this or is it just a big waste of time. I have observed that some unemployed people seem to be using these services for hours every day. Looking for a job is a full-time job in itself. There is also much redundancy with these sites. 4 Square is used to tell everyone where you are. You can use Facebook and Twitter to do the same thing. Who cares if Joe Doe is standing at Hollywood and Vine and 6:15 PM?

Often people post things on sites that are too personal or may offend other people. Someone may post photos from a private party and offend people who were not invited.

I have to plead guilty to spending too much time on these sites.

Just some random thoughts on a Friday morning.

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