Which Social Networking Sites Are You A Member?

Discussion in 'polls' started by acr1965, Sep 12, 2009.

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Which Social Networking Sites Are You A Member?

  1. blogging

    9 vote(s)
    7.3%
  2. blogging on sites like this only

    10 vote(s)
    8.1%
  3. Badoo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Bebo

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  5. Classmates.com

    5 vote(s)
    4.1%
  6. Facebook

    61 vote(s)
    49.6%
  7. Flixster

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  8. Flickr

    7 vote(s)
    5.7%
  9. Friends Reunited

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  10. Friendster

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  11. Geni.com

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  12. Habbo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. hi5

    5 vote(s)
    4.1%
  14. Imeem

    3 vote(s)
    2.4%
  15. Last.fm

    6 vote(s)
    4.9%
  16. LinkIn

    5 vote(s)
    4.1%
  17. LiveJournal

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  18. Mixi

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. My Heritage

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. MyLife

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. MySpace

    15 vote(s)
    12.2%
  22. Netlog

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  23. Orkut

    9 vote(s)
    7.3%
  24. Plaxo

    3 vote(s)
    2.4%
  25. Tagged.com

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  26. Twitter

    23 vote(s)
    18.7%
  27. Windows Live Spaces

    3 vote(s)
    2.4%
  28. Xanga

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  29. other Social Networking Site

    14 vote(s)
    11.4%
  30. Only WildersSecurity.com

    47 vote(s)
    38.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    How many social networking sites are you a member of today? I have made quite a list of sites but if you are a member of a site not listed please post it. I also tweaked this a bit to add the options of "blogging" AND "blogging on sites like this only" and "only WildersSecurity". If you blog on sites such as WildersSecurity AND are a member of sites such as MySpace and Twitter just choose "blogging". If you are NOT a member of a site like MySpace or Twitter and ONLY blog on sites such as WildersSecurity please choose "blogging on sites like this only". If you only post messages on WildersSecurity and not any other message boards AND you are not a member of any social networking site such as Facebook or Twitter, please choose that option, which is the last choice in the poll.

    Thanks
     
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  2. pinso

    pinso Registered Member

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    Heeh where is the Graphical Poll thing.....!!!!

    Now isee it !!!
     
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  3. renegade08

    renegade08 Registered Member

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    Would you be so kind to explain me what means this: " blogging on sites like this only" ?

    I don't think that this two can go together in one sentence. :argh:
    Wilders to my knowledge is not an "Social Networking Site", except if we are going into fan-boys zone :ninja: .
     
  4. the Tester

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    I agree with Renegade08.
    I don't consider Wilders a social networking site.
     
  5. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    Whether blogs/forums are social networking sites sounds like something for another poll. And maybe it's a debate some social scientist can answer as well. I appreciate the comments. But I think the poll answers all tie together. And I suspect there may be some form of social networking going on with posting on blogs/forums whether the posters realize it or not.
     
  6. renegade08

    renegade08 Registered Member

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    Hi acr1965,

    You poll is really interesting indeed. I was wondering the same question how many of the wilders community uses Facebook or similar services.
    I was thinking that too.
    When someone reads somewhere about "social networking sites" i highly doubt that first association would be forums, and on contrary he will think on MySpace, Twitter, Facebook and so on.
    Glad to hear that.
    At the end is yours poll, and you can decide what to put and what to exclude from the poll. Let's see what people will give as an answer.
    Well this may take a long, but let's make it short.
    While someone has an blog an is blogging is one thing.
    Reading blogs is another. Also casual comments (once in three months) is really another issue.
    On the other side forums are something different.
    While on many forums majority of people know a lot for eachother, i really don't think that this can be said for all the forums including Wilders.
    Maybe when "ten-forward" was on Wilders (which is now closed), it might be consider as some sociability.
    Now as you can see @ Wilders come people interested in security "that must" talk about security or thier posts, threads and comments will be deleted.
    Not much of social Networking Site, if you ask me.
    We are like Geeks that must talk on some specific subject, and that's it.
    That has good and bad sides.
    I don't know anything about you, and you don't know anything about me. Again not much social. Of course this can change in future if we contact trought P.M.'s.
    And that's for about most of the people here.
    Except if you don't count P.M.'s, where people can introduce themselfs.
    And if you look at someone post history, you may think that you know that guy or his behaviour, but only at PC related or security related issues.
    Not much if you ask me, but that's only my opinion.
    At Social Networking Sites, some group of people have their close friends and add them to their contact list.
    But these days you can witness the opposite thing.

    Many are adding as friend hundreds of people that don't know.
    As i've said before let's wait how people will give thier answers.

    Renegade
     
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  7. chrisretusn

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    Well based on what I consider "social networking" sites I would have to say none as my preferred answer.

    In keeping with your criteria I selected "blogging on sites like this only". That statement is cumbersome to me, I've always considered blogging (a contraction of weblog) to be a log of chronological thoughts, musings, ramblings, activities you want to share with others on-line.

    That said, I suppose I've been doing some form of "socializing" on-line for years. I'm thinking BBS, FidoNet, Usenet, etc. Just never thought of it as social networking. Especially as it is applied today. Most of my forum activity is in technical, specialized forums such as Wilders. The closest thing to social networking I come to is a couple of general discussion forums and newsgroups.
     
  8. Capp

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    I have accounts on Facebook, Myspace and Twitter for purposes of spreading additional news and updates about my company.

    Of course, I also keep up with friends/family that way too.

    I spend more time on sites like Wilders learning/sharing information though.
     
  9. xandros

    xandros Registered Member

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    Only WildersSecurity.com
     
  10. Threedog

    Threedog Registered Member

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    Facebook is the only Social site I use and Wilders is the only Forum I am active in, although I do a quick read on a couple others.
     
  11. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    I opened a LinkedIn account some time ago, saw no merit in it, deleted it.
    I opened a Facebook account some time ago, saw no merit in it, deleted it.
    Mrk
     
  12. firzen771

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    feel the same, i basically refuse to use social networking sites. i like my personal info to stay that way and dont feel like getting infections while at it.
     
  13. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

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    WILDERS!

    No others can touch this community and it's "social" + "technical" discussions w/ intelligence that yields huge dividends in the results department :D
     
  14. ashishtx

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    I like Friendfeed.com which got acquired by facebook recently.
     
  15. mrfargoreed

    mrfargoreed Registered Member

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    Another Facebook here, although I really think it should be renamed Bragbook as that's all most of the 'friends' I seem to have tend to use it for. I see it as a good way to keep in touch with a few good friends on the other side of the world and to take the you-know-what out of my friends and family who use it to brag about how wonderful their lives are compared to mine :D .
     
  16. Dude111

    Dude111 Registered Member

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    Im not a member ON ANY OF THEM (I think they are all crap :D)
     
  17. Noob

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    Used to have a FB, but deleted it not long ago :D
     
  18. guest

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    Orkut + Twitter and Wilders Security forums.

    I tried Facebook for some time as well, but ended up deleting it.
     
  19. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    Since my last post I have become more social. I have reluctantly joined Facebook because my daughters has/had an account. I made the youngest delete her account. Me I am glad I joined. Met some old classmates from high school and many relatives I have not heard from in years. It's not so bad as long as your stay alert and watch what you put in your account and stay away from applications and the Like button unless you real want to use them. I also joined LinkedIn at the request of a friend not sure why I did, not real point in it. I am retired.

    Some sites that many don't think of much any more have become social. I have e-mail accounts with Yahoo!, Hotmail and Google. All three have added more social stuff. I had to go through each account and turn it off as it's enable by default.
     
  20. chrisretusn

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    I don't think it's odd.

    The only one I participate in and I use the word participate loosely is Facebook.

    Excluding forums and places like Yahoo Groups I belong to a couple of other places that would fall under the definition of social networking but they are restricted in membership.
     
  21. acuariano

    acuariano Registered Member

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    i'm a wilders fan.
    iread everywhere that social networking is worse than google,stealing your info,even fake info if you enter fake info..
    wonder if they record your ip,or something else.
     
  22. AvinashR

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    I am HERE, THERE & EVERYWHERE ... I am Omni Present ....

    You can find me @ http://technonxt.wordpress.com/ ...

    I am also @ Facebook, Twitter & Orkut ...
     
  23. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    I maintain a Blog...Just to keep things collected...:D
     
  24. CiX

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    Facebook, Wilders.....
     
  25. Woodgiant

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    Wilders...only..When I have something to say to a good friend, then I phone him/she. For me is much more personal;)
     
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