I have …
(in order of adoption)
a Live Journal (actually, I have four LJs, in one of which I never wrote anything and two of which are moribund)
a Blogger blog (this one)
a Twitter account*
a Face Book page
a Dreamwidth account (mainly to have an archive of the first six years of my LJ)
a Linked-In account**
I read LJ to keep up with my friends there. I occasionally post things of a more personal nature there, because I can friends-lock potentially embarrassing or sensitive material. (I have posts there about work, for example, that should never see the light of day.***)
Lately, I write here. I do not know why — I get less feedback and there is less sense that anyone is reading than either with LJ or certainly FaceBook, but I just seem to like the interface or the type of writing I do here (which is similar in many ways to the public posts I did in the first couple of years of my LJ).
Most of my friends are on FaceBook. FaceBook’s policies make me nervous, and the interface makes me twitchy, and I keep getting friends requests from people I either barely know (or in one case) actively detest. But if I want to keep up with people, I need to look at their FBs.
Sigh. It was so much less complicated back in 2002 when I started all this social media stuff.
*Twitter I mainly got in case I was in a collapsing building and needed to notify the world. You think I’m joking, but I’m not. (I was working in unreinforced masonry building at the time.) The simple truth is that I am too verbose to be able to say anything much in 140 characters.
**because networking is the way to get things accomplished, right? Too bad I suck so badly at it.
***No, there is absolutely no Title 13 material posted there, or anywhere else by me. If you don’t know what this means, don’t worry about it.