So I’m on a lot of different social networks.
I use Facebook a lot. I use Twitter almost as much. I have LinkedIn and Google+ accounts I hardly ever use. I think you can tell I don’t think too much of Instagram. And Lord only knows what else they’ll come up with next.
I like social networking. I think it’s a fantastic way to share news and ideas and keep in touch with family. But I also think it’s overkill. And while there’s a certain art to fitting a clever status update into the confines of a Twitter post, I think we could all stand to embrace a slightly longer attention span.
So, I’m going to try to post most of the good stuff here. Because then I’m not held to the whim of a company that may or may not go the way of MySpace in the future. I can still share the posts I make here on Twitter (which automatically shares to Facebook…) and keep all my social network friends in the loop, but I also like the idea of owning my own online real estate and presenting it how I want, free of advertising and independent of whether or not the venture capital runs out on the current online fad.