Facebook. Are we friends or aren’t we? Like a BFF, wondering if she’s been replaced, facebook connections (whether from real life or not) will run the deepest and be the most hurt if (more like when) you decide to “unfriend” them. Those darned decisions, right? It seemed like a good idea to “friend” your entire family… at the time. Until you realize Cousin Sally shares TMI (too much information) and Aunt Betty is trying to “friend” all of your friends to sell them cactus juice from Sedona. And, oh by the way, if you are “friends” with your boss, may the force be with you.
Twitter. Don’t tread on me. Your Twitter followers will expect that you pick a style and live with it. Like, forever. If you tweet about Bob Marley, Hipsters and Donald Trump’s hair this week. Don’t expect to talk about existentialism, Requiems and Star Wars raves the next. I’m just saying. Pick a voice. Embrace it and love it or the followers will be few and far between.
LinkedIn. Otherwise known as Recruiters R Us. A haven for job seekers and those who seek them. And in a strange online recruiting meets Hunger Games kind of way, it’s addicting to have a profile. If you feel so inclined, you can try and socialize with your network. Let me know how that works out for ya!
Reddit. Hardcore techs only need apply. If you dream of uploading code to Source Forge, this is the place for you. While the conversation is fun (usually) and informative (almost always), the core users of Reddit take their posting habits very (very) seriously. Srsly. Techie lite? Speak only when spoken to…
YouTube. Haven for mass, off-topic comments. The premier video watching hangout for all generations online. Loved by mass marketers, big brands, brass bands, and chart toppers. The comments alone are enough to keep you entertained for weeks on end. Fair warning: not for the faint of heart.
Google+. The sleeper. Like an indie movie that never got it’s day in the theatrical sun, G+ is the “quiet as it’s kept” go to space for early adopters. It’s the one place where Silicon Valley celebs might actually +1 you (the equivalent of a virtual high 5). And you won’t find Grandma lurking around the corner. Subtle circles allow for less emotion over who’s following or un-friending whom. You will find the most amazing real life photography around, G+ actually gives Tumblr a run for it’s money there. It may not have the masses of a Facebook, the obsessive retweet or get lost atmosphere of Twitter, nor the see and be seen necessity of a LinkedIn, but Google+ is the least likely to leave you lying on a couch, arm over head, moaning about declining Klout scores.
That’s where you’ll find me, hanging out, relaxing after a long day of like, comment, tweet, blog, rinse, repeat…
Wait, you say, what about MySpace? MySpace?! What are you… a rockstar?