New Social Networking Sites
I don’t know if my brain can keep up with the new “must-have” sites that seem to appear daily. I twitch just a little when I see something else pop-up that I know I will have to master in the near future, or risk being an outcast. A blogger has to be knowledgeable about these things right?
Facebook – I actually understand Facebook. Does it annoy me frequently? Sure. Especially when I can’t post my own links on my own fan page. But I hang in there.
Twitter – Yep, I’m familiar with this one too, although I don’t especially care for it. I can never remember Twitter ID’s to @ someone. Unless I am replying to someone on Twitter, I will rarely @ someone. It’s nothing personal, it is more of a mental block I have. I tend to hop on Twitter a couple of times a day, and that’s it. Usually just to tweet my giveaways.
TweetAdder – I still haven’t tried this and honestly don’t care.
StumbleUpon – I am slowly learning. I know how beneficial “stumbling” can be for blogs, and I have seen the results when one of my posts got stumbled by a certain someone. That was pretty amazing! Since then, however, I can’t seem to get anything really going from StumbleUpon. I do give others thumbs up, and I have found some really interesting posts thanks to Stumble Upon!
Triberr – Say what? I keep getting invites, and I wish I could *poof* magically know what to do. I will have to invest some time (and that’s the big problem – time) into learning what to do with this.
Spotify – I have no idea what this is.
+K (Klout) – I understand the premise of Klout, and I have seen others give me a +K (I think that’s what it is called). I decided to return the favor but for the life of me, I cannot figure out how. Sorry guys – I am working on it.
Google + – Ummm it’s an awful lot like Facebook, except strangers can add you to their “circles”? I don’t like that idea much. I do actually like that I can group people in circles – that part I get. I haven’t had much time to really dig deep and find out everything that Google + has to offer, but I do think I might enjoy it. Or then again, it could go by the wayside like Google Buzz did and I will have completely wasted my time.
Pinterest – This is kind of neat! I have pinned a few things that I like. As far as choosing if I am the only one who can pin stuff on my boards – I think I should be the only one right? Or am I wrong? I have this vision of people pinning crap all over my boards. Obviously I haven’t played around with Pinterest too much 🙂
Am I alone in feeling completely out of the loop with these things? I swear, they kind of make me feel incompetent. There is a huge list of other sites (the names escape me now), but I hear about them every day. Oh and let’s not forget new sites/groups to join too! I have a hard enough time keeping my head above water with my blog and daily life – but each day someone wants me to join this or do that. ACK – stop the insanity!
Am I leaving anything out? What are your thoughts, and how do you keep up with these new social networking sites?