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Choosing a single social network

Social networks are here to stay. And since Google entered this market fully with Google+ we have yet another place to keep a profile – or do we?

I for one start to get a bit tired about keeping all profiles up to date all over the Internet. I believe that we will see a push back from our sharing society with the coming generation. This got me thinking; if I should go with one network only – what would it be?

Let’s start by going through some of the networks I currently use. This is in no way a complete list but it is the networks I see categories for and could estimate.

Professional – LinkedIn

I keep an updated professional profile at LinkedIn. I use it as a contact card for new people I meet and as a way of keeping an online cv, always ready. My contacts are kept at a level where I am in control over what information is shown for who.

The audience are professionals I have worked with and/or have been in contact with. Content is to build my professional profile and to maintain my name in the eyes of future employers.

Private – Facebook

My personal contacts and friends are on Facebook and it is here I sit and couch surf what people are up to. Also the place where I update status updates that surround me as a private person.

I try to keep a controlled list of contacts. People I am at ease with sharing more personal information as well as location bound information.

Photography – Flickr/Instagram/500px

As a photographer and I have found the simplicity of Flickr to be perfect for me to share my pictures. Most photos go to Flickr while I maintain my stream at 500px more to the portfolio photos.

Instagram is one of those services I can’t find a clear label for. Currently I am using it as a more direct way of showcasing everyday photography. Due to this, it went below the Photography category.

Everything else – Twitter

All networks have different audiences and different content and for me to keep all together, I use Twitter. I use multiple accounts to differentiate between language and content but most are connected. I use Twitter both as a re-post service for other networks as well as for posting new content.

Conclusion

So if it all came down to use a single network what would I do? For me personally, I would stay with Twitter. Reason is the pure simplicity of the service. I can tweet from all my devices, I am forced to keep the update direct and short. Feedback is instant and the audience is large.

Using the multiple Twitter accounts I can maintain a good overview of the different streams. Some streams I read to the fullest where others are more at a glance.

So there you have it. If I had to choose, I’d choose Twitter.

New online trends and social networking

I had the pleasure to attend a full day event today called “Webbdagarna”. It was a tight schedule of 10+ talks of various topics but all revolved around social networks and how a brand need to use all channels to promote services and products. Instead of being a passive observer I decided to try out a new take on this event – live tweeting. Said and done, twenty two tweets later here I am and this is my story.

First look at Google+

So I finally got my hands on an Google+ invite and thought that I would share my first views of it. I want to note right away that since this is my first night with it I have not yet so many contacts or content there so some parts of this look might be missing the full picture of some features.

First thing when I got logged in was to just start clicking through the view that was there and I had some problems at a start to see where everything were. I take this as quite understandable since it is a all new layout I’ve not seen before but still, there was a moment of confusion in the beginning. After a few minutes it started to settle though and I got aquiented.