What is your favorite Micro-blog [poll]
Micro-blogging has taken over the world and of course I am just starting to explore Facebook and Twitter to help promote this blog! You might ask what is Micro-blogging? It is another obsessive way of communicating with people that you grew up with and/or with great blogging friends like yourself! Unlike my traditional blog (Mon@rch Nature Blog) you will find yourself sending short messages to all of your contacts (or friends) about this or that! “Tom is sick of the snow”, “Tom has a Chickadee’s scolding him right now”, “Tom loves people subscribing to his micro-blogs” etc. . . My blackberry has never been so busy as it is now with the enjoyment of hearing the new things happening from all my Micro-blogging friends!
Click on the photos to go to my facebook or twitter page!
So, do you use Facebook, Twitter or some other micro-blog site? I would like to hear from you with this polldaddy poll on what micro-blog that you use!
Please, feel free to have an open discussion on your experience with facebook and or twitter in the comments box below!
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Despite all the recent contoversy about ownership and privacy on FB, I like using it very much. FB gives me more than enough information to process in a day so I will leave Twitter alone (for now). Any online platform needs to used wisely.
21 February 2009 at 6:20 pm
I signed up for both facebook and twitter and to tell the truth, I just don’t get it.
21 February 2009 at 6:28 pm
I use Facebook, but sparingly.
I still like the discipline that writing a longer piece requires.
So Facebook now and then–but give me blogging any day.
21 February 2009 at 6:50 pm
There’s a birding community on twitter that’s good for quick questions. I use FB for work, so I keep my blog below the radar there by only letting blog friends see it.
21 February 2009 at 7:46 pm
Facebook works for me..fam and friends use it as well…
I have never tried twitter.
21 February 2009 at 8:59 pm
I actually have twitter and facebook linked, so that all my non “@” tweets are also posted to facebook.
21 February 2009 at 9:24 pm
I LOVE Twitter, have multiple accounts and have been using it for over 2 years. I have only been forced, kicking and screaming, to get on Facebook about a month ago. My Tweeple birding buds are terrific; the sense of community is amazing.
21 February 2009 at 9:39 pm
I have resisted the urge to join either. I just don’t think I can spare the time, and I know how addicting it can be. I’d be spending WAY too much time on either one.
21 February 2009 at 9:52 pm
Blogging is the best for me. It’s definitely more relaxing that FB and I can practice writing there. I have no desire to Twitter, either, as I spend way too much time at the keyboard and I’m not “plugged in” with a Blackberry or PDA, thank goodness :o)
21 February 2009 at 10:18 pm
I’m liking Twitter more and more than FB. I didn’t get it for months, but now I do and for me, I have three separate “communities” on Twitter with so far, no overlap 🙂 I have the birding folks – there are a LOT of us, then my Lutheran folks I know through blogs, and then Shark/Hockey fans. It’s quite addicting.
I tend to visit FB just once or twice a week to clear up the requests and such. I had linked them at first, but with all the tweets I started doing, they didn’t make sense as a FB status.
21 February 2009 at 11:15 pm
I recently re-deactived my FB account, actually. The people who wanted me to join had my e-mail address to begin with & never contacted me either way. Everything I posted there was already on my blog, which I already didn’t have enough time for, so why waste time w/FB, y’know? Besides, there are too many security & content issues for my liking. Personally I’m extricating myself from all kinds of such things. I’m about to delete accounts from 2 online art galleries, too.
Best of luck to you, though!
21 February 2009 at 11:56 pm
I don’t use Facebook, just Twitter, though I have been experimenting with a few other microblog/social sites as well. There is one that’s birder-specific called chirptracker. Twitter has a great birding community as well.
22 February 2009 at 12:30 am
I use both Facebook and Twitter. However, I don’t consider Facebook to be a microblog. While it has a microblog aspect to it, it is at it’s core social networking with all the games and pokes and other stuff. Twitter is solely microblogging.
I like Twitter best but I have enjoyed connecting with old friends on Facebook.
22 February 2009 at 2:04 am
I have account on both but I use twitter for microblogging and facebook is for communities to me.
Microblogging is a strange thing. It’s like sending sms’s to everyone you follow..
Oh and by the way I follow you know in twitter now )
22 February 2009 at 6:40 am
I’ve also resisted the urge to have a Facebook page where the focus truly seems to be on “how many friends do you have?” and less on really connecting in some ways. I’ve had people who have never tried to really stay in touch with me send me requests to “be a friend” on Facebook, I’m supposing just so they have lots of “friends?” It’s too cliquey feeling for me. I’ll take blogging any day. And I can’t imagine either that people are dying to know thoughts that runs through my head at a particular moment in the day. So, for now, I’ll be Facebook and Twitter ignorant. :c)
22 February 2009 at 8:12 am
I really like Twitter. I resisted the temptation to join, but succumbed late last year and now I’m addicted.
I have a Facebook account, just to be part of that network, but I rarely visit FB. It confuses me – too many things going on – and I don’t like the navigation. I set up my FB status updates to feed from my Twitter account.
BTW I found Mon@arch on Twitter when he followed me – happy to make the new connection 🙂
22 February 2009 at 2:33 pm
I’m kind of warming up to Facebook and Twitter. Gets a point across real quick without hardly any effort. And I like seeing my blogging friends there!
22 February 2009 at 6:59 pm
I have both Twitter and Facebook, but use FB more. I have reconnected with literally hundreds of students, going back to my first year of teaching. It’s been such fun finding out what those grownups are doing now! I’ve also used FB to raise money within various communities there and to invite people to events. It’s been very effective. And, I love to play word games with my friends there as well. True…it is time consuming and addictive…so I have to keep a close guard on my time…
22 February 2009 at 7:42 pm
@ Ruth – Great and I have been enjoying FB also!
@ Linda – from what I have figured out . . FB is a great way to connecting with people you know where twitter is for connecting people you don’t know!
@ KGMom – I use both my micro-blogs for connecting with people which in a way helps with the real blog.
@ Wren – That is a great idea and it is amazing to learn how many actually use FB for work!
@ Dawn – Twitter is interesting and I am still learning how to use it!
@ Tom – that is a great idea! I wish I could make it so face book stuff ends up on twitter!
@ birding bev – it is great for sure and it appears that many who use twitter have something to share were on Facebook its many family and or friends you know associated to it.
@ NCmountainwoman – they can be addicting! But it is fun connecting with many other great blogging friends!
@ Mary – I hear you and you all know I am always trying to look at the up and coming technology . . . it is amazing how long it took for me to get into these micro-blogs though!
@ Red – I appear to be more a FB guy than twitter guy . . . I just don’t know enough people on twitter as I do on FB
@ Lana – I agree . . . I found it was a way of connecting many real life friends with my blog that had never visited it before! And it is fun communicating with them and bloggers like yourself (which I find ezer than email)!
@ John – Never heard of chirp . . . I am still just getting into twitter!
@ Liza – I agree with you on the connections and also see your point on it being a border line micro blog . . . a little like flickr etc . . would be classed! I have seen some places that consider myspace a micro-blog also!
@ AnnRay – Isn’t it amazing how things like this can become obsessive? Thanks for visiting and glad you have found me through twitter!
@ Pam – I agree and love seeing you on there also!
@ Rondi – my situation FB has served me well the same way also! I kind of wish I had joined FB earlier!
22 February 2009 at 11:13 pm
I joined Facebook and rarely use it. I now have a twitter account and I am finding it useful. I have also linked my Twitter to Facebook so when I use twitter it also writes there.
Twitter has become a great source of developing contacts that are important to me. I am a nature photography and it has been a way to develop relationships with publishers, magazines and others that use photographs. And perhaps want to purchase prints. If you look at who I follow most are the people that I am interested in. And many take an interest in me.
I am PhotoRobMiller on Tweeter if you care to follow. I make less than five posts a day. Except when I reply to others. And with those posts I always try to provide interesting content that my followers may be interested in.
While I do look at Twitter as a self promotion tool, I refrain from constantly doing it as such. People can always check my website link in the profile if they are interested in what I do.
People that make continuous posts I tend not to follow, because I am interested in seeing the things that are most important. It is like separating the wheat from the shaft. I also tire from continual self promotion.
I always look at the websites on the people I follow, because if I follow you I find what you are doing important to me.
23 February 2009 at 1:03 pm
I don’t use either very effectively, though… I just like wordpress.
25 February 2009 at 7:07 am
I am not wild about the microblogs. I have a Facebook account to keep up with familymembers but rarely use it. Am I showing my age here??
1 March 2009 at 11:27 am