Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Social Networking ... what is your favorite site?


Social Networking - What is your favorite site?



Social network analysis (from Wikipedia)
An example of a social network diagram. The node with the highest betweenness centrality is marked in yellow.

Social network analysis (related to network theory) has emerged as a key technique in modern sociology. It has also gained a significant following in anthropology, biology, communication studies, economics, geography, information science, organizational studies, social psychology, and sociolinguistics as well as a popular topic of speculation and study.

People have used the social network metaphor for over a century to connote complex sets of relationships between members of social systems at all scales, from interpersonal to international. In 1954, J. A. Barnes started using the term systematically to denote patterns of ties that cut across the concepts traditionally used by the public and social scientists: bounded groups (e.g., tribes, families) and social categories (e.g., gender, ethnicity).

What Social Networks do you belong to and would you mind sharing what your favorite is? There are so many sites available ... new ones coming up each and every day it is difficult to decided which one to get involved in.

So, some basic questions?
1. Which is your favorite and wy?
2 How many are you involved in and how often do you participate?
3. What is your purpose for being involved; friendships, prompting a product?, promoting your blog?
4. If any of this is too personal - just disregardl

Thanks This will be a very interesting and helpful survey to many of us involved with Social Networking.

Thanks for your comments and congtribution

36 comments:

Anissa said...

Stopping by from Harriet's to say hi! Checking on all who is doing the comment challenge.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Holy smoke, are there THAT many? I suspect there are more -- were the four book sites on there? I didn't think to look.

I feel very overwhelmed now...

Lenox Knits said...

I belong to blogger obviously, twitter, flickr, delicious, stumbleupon, facebook and I think that's it. My favorite at the moment is Twitter.

Sue said...

Stopping by from Harriet's comment challenge.

I belong to a lot of those. I recently just got into Facebook. There are fun games to play & you can interact with others and also I reconnected with a friend from college.

Chris said...

Facebook is my fave.. it allowed me to catch up with so many old friends and classmates! i log in at least 1x a day!

I dropped by from the comment challenge and i have an award for you at http://www.mommyjourney.com/2009/06/lovely-award.html

Karen ~Georgia Angel said...

I'm listed on a lot of social networks, but use mostly twitter, facebook, and myspace, generally for the purpose of listing my blog. Thanks for stopping by my blog through the June Comment Challenge. Love your aprons, they are gorgeous.

Sweet Serendipity said...

Yikes that's scary! Info overload, lol. I am a member of twitter, linkedin and facebook. Except for linkedin, I use them almost daily to connect with friends. I also feed my blog to them and find a few new reader that way.
There has been a strange phenomenon the past two days though. I have gotten like 100+ new twitter followers each day. Don't know where they are coming from. I have done nothing differently. It is kind of annoying actually to get so many emails, lol.
Favorite? facebook. Found tons of great old friends that way.

vickie said...

hi yeah it seems that everyone is doing okay. if i get to 1000 it will be cool going to go wind some yarn to dye trying acid dyes for the first time tonight w00t!!!

Audrey said...

There are way to many social networks!! That's insane! I use blogger, and I'm on twitter. Thats all I can manage at one time.

Megryansmom said...

I've been on Twitter lately. It's bad for me, my house is neglected, my laundry is piled up, dinner is late....ask me if I care LOL Have a great Wednesday!

Maria@Conversations with Moms said...

I like YouTube for all the funny and entertaining videos. I also use Twitter and Facebook. I use Twitter to connect with the online world and Facebook to connect with my personal offline friends.

Vickie said...

Hi before I answer your post question, you had asked my about home schooling. No I don't home school my kids. I think my kids like it that I am home. We had a financial scare last fall and thought I would have to go back to work and my oldest actually said she wanted me to stay home.

Lets see: I do Blogger, Facebook, Twitter, Mom Bloggers Club, Twittermoms.com. I also belong to a few others, but I don't visit them alot.

I do Mom Bloggers Club and twittermoms. com to promote my blog, but the others are just for fun.

I have to pull myself away from the computer to get work done:)

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

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I love your blog.

Go to my blog to accept it.
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Nicole Feliciano said...

Linked In is my fave--it is so purposeful.

Lola said...

Stopping by for the comment challenge.

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Daisy said...

Gee there are so many! And most on this list is virtually unknown to me! I would definitely live in front of my PC when I get into them! Ha!

Passing by from June Comments challenge...

CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) said...

I like using twitter and facebook. Facebook is more for personal relationships and Twitter is more about building connections with other bloggers and marketing folks.

Audrey said...

Please come to my blog to receive an award!!

Kristin said...

thanks for visiting my blog. good luck in the June challenge. I use google blogger & reader the most. I like fb for chatting & catching up with friends. I have also used fb for promoting different events with success.

Stacy said...

I used to be on myspace several times a day, now I go maybe once every two weeks or so. I twitter, use blogger for the most part. With three boys I just don't have time for much more online stuff.

Mom's Fortress of Solitude said...

Stopping by from Harriet's and following your comment on my blog. This is so much fun.

For the rest of you who have no clue what we're talking about . . .

An invitation for you:

I am participating in Harriet’s comment challenge , and urge your to come join the fun!

I’m also signing up to follow everyone whose blog I’m commenting on in order to stay connected with the bloggers who have impressed me greatly. :o)

If you have a button code, I’ll grab it. A twitter link? Facebook? Or any other social gadget, I’ll follow there, too.

You’re one of these impressive people, so I'm following you, now.

Please come visit my blog, and feel free to do the same. Mom’s Fortress of Solitude

**** and do the same here *****

My hope is to connect with some awesome bloggers out there, and to spread the word for each of us by linking through different social sites, and exchanging buttons to post on each of our blogs.

I look forward to reading more.

Angela

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

I am a twitter gal.....actually I am an addict. I never got into myspace and facebook gets annoying half the time.

That's a lot of sites up there. WHEW.....I think I will just stick to my blog and twitter.

Angela said...

I think my favorite may be twitter. I use it to check in with friends, promote my blog, etc. I belong to quite a few sites, but none that I use quite as much as twitter.

~Billie~ said...

I use Twitter for networking, Facebook and Myspace for keeping in touch with Family and Friends. I just don't get the who Facebook for networking idea... or I've just been too lazy to really look into it.

Ladies Parts said...

super cool aprons!

Jo said...

Hmm I am involved in Facebook, Twitter and Myspace - I prefer myspace but everyone abandoned it for Facebook so I spent a majority of my time there - FB and MS I use to reconnect with known friends and twitter I use for blog promoting and connecting with random folk. :)

Stopping by from Harriet's!

Yaya said...

Hmmm...I like facebook and sits I guess!

Stacie said...

Stopping by from Harriets Comment Challenge. My favorite site is twitter. I love the fast pace and all the people i Have met. I guess you can say I have become addicted. I also really enjoy facebook. An easy way to stay in touch with friends!

Ladies Parts said...

Hey hey hey... keep the comments coming right... really???... is this all we are supposed to do....????

Stephanie said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment for Harriets comment challenge :) I really appreciate it, and enjoyed reading your blog.

My answers to the questions:

1. Which is your favorite and why?
Twitter because it's probably the most popular and the most people use it.

2 How many are you involved in and how often do you participate?
My blog auto-tweets my 3 daily tea reviews from my blog. I often tweet myself daily as well.

3. What is your purpose for being involved; friendships, prompting a product?, promoting your blog?
All of the above. I have friends on Twitter, and I love meeting new people on Twitter (especially fellow tea lovers!!), and it does help promote my Tea Review Blog and other internet ventures.

Anyway, thank you so much for your kind words and compliments, I enjoyed your blog as well!

Jen Majors (The Avon Lady) said...

I'm so glad you stopped by my blog the other day! I just love aprons. and yours are awesome!

oh and my favorite is Facebook

April said...

I like Entercards it's easy to visit other blogs from there. I'm still exploring others though

Mommyof2girlz said...

Stopping by from the Comment Challenge to say hello. Love the aprons!

Equidae said...

i used to be on hi5 but havent checked it out in ages i now use facebook daily just to see what friends are up to and also promote the blog

nbeltane said...

I have way too many. Facebook, Twitter, Typepad, Plurk, Myspace, Blogger, Vox... and the list could go on and on. I live in a small country town, i don't drive and at the moment our phones not on, so i do all my keeping in contact via being online. I spend way too much time on some of these sites, well sometimes it looks like that but many i have them all linked with each other, so if i update my blog it will update facebook, twitter etc.

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog

Nicole Beltane
http://shabbypinkscrapper.typepad.com

Ana said...

The only social netwoking I use regurlarly is Twitter. I think it combines simplicity and efficiency in one, and it is a good way to promote my blog entries too. FriendFeed is also useful as it feeds off every social networking site. I don't need to update this one which is good.