Hi Laura, if Google+ is adopted widely, it could easily replace Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Of course, it would have to make messaging a single person much easier, but apart from that, I already like it a lot and have had conversations with people I’ve been following at a distance for years.
Open Thread: Have You Changed How You Do Social Media?
Several years ago we asked you about your favorite social media platform. At the time, most of you preferred networking through Twitter, with Facebook being the second choice.
Well, times have changed. Most of the social media platforms have added new features in the past few years.
More people than ever are using social media. There are also many new apps out there for social media. And, of course, Google+ has added a potential new platform to the freelancer’s arsenal of networking tools.
It’s time to ask your opinion about social media again. What I’d like to know is this:
Have you changed how you do social media?
Are you using new platforms (such as Google+)? Do you spend more (or less) time on social media than you did a few years ago? What is your favorite social media platform?
Share your answers in the comments.
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July 10th, 2011 at 9:04 am
July 10th, 2011 at 9:25 am
For the last week, I’ve been buried in Google+. I love it! However, I’m trying to pull back a bit so I don’t ignore my connections on Facebook and Twitter.
I’m really hoping that g+ takes off, as it’s a great platform, but we’ll see.
July 10th, 2011 at 9:36 am
I am on the waiting list.
July 10th, 2011 at 10:49 am
I just signed up for google + and think it has great potential. I’m just now getting used to twitter, and hope it will be as easy to follow people on google +. I’m so excited about circles!
July 10th, 2011 at 12:07 pm
In the past week I deleted my Facebook account. I used Facebook for keeping in touch with friends rather than making business connections. I realised that I didn’t use it that often as most of my friends write by hand, email or phone anyway.
I still think Twitter is great, and I’ve been poking around Google+ which has impressed me so far.
July 10th, 2011 at 2:27 pm
It’s interesting that some of you deleted your Facebook accounts. I haven’t done that because Facebook is how family and friends tend to contact me. For business, I had been relying on Twitter, but now I’m playing with Google+ too. I’m also much more likely to try social media apps now than I was a few years ago (look for a post later this week).
Keep the discussion going…
July 10th, 2011 at 4:37 pm
In our part (india) of the world what we know is log in and log out from facebook and twitter.
July 10th, 2011 at 6:33 pm
I would love to get rid of my facebook as I dread every single time I view it. The only issue is I have a few people on there where the best way to contact them is through facebook.
July 10th, 2011 at 6:54 pm
I agree with the above comments re google +. Even with all the complaining about it’s initial shortcomings it has generated a tremendous amount of buzz. If it delivers a business friendly platform in the near future I can see a serious migration away from Facebook. I look forward to the day when I can pull the plug on my facebook account. The circles concept is already a huge winner in my book.
July 10th, 2011 at 6:54 pm
Just started a twitter @ospreycreative and a Google+ profile for my design blog but can’t decide which to spend more time on.
July 11th, 2011 at 3:45 am
I find that most of my business contacts are on either Twitter or LinkedIn. I have a page for BarLinn Translations on Facebook too but it hasn’t really taken off. I would love to try Google+ and am hoping that it will quickly become compatible with own domain email addresses. Any one know if this in on the cards?
July 11th, 2011 at 6:07 am
Jenny — Yes, Google has said that Google Apps support in Google+ is coming, but they haven’t given a date yet.
RodrigoJuly 11th, 2011 at 6:07 am
I’m also on the waiting list for google+, so I haven’t been able to try it. I mostly use Facebook, but only to stay in touch with family and friends, but not really to use apps or follow business pages. I created a twitter account a few years back, but have not used it. I agree that google + has created a lot of buzz, but I think it will be long before people really start migrating from facebook to google +. Let’s see what happens!
July 11th, 2011 at 6:27 am
We’re still using Facebook the most and occasionally tweeting articles/reviews.
I’m still not sure what Google+ is going to offer that Facebook/Twitter doesn’t
July 11th, 2011 at 7:00 am
I have heard about google + its very informative for me i don’t have use it before but have many news about it and going to google + to check it.
July 11th, 2011 at 1:27 pm
Mickey — Great! I look forward to being able to try it out. Fingers crossed they set an early date. Thanks for the info :-)
July 11th, 2011 at 5:19 pm
I dig Facebook, it’s usability is superb. I use it for friends and family, but clients can talk to me there as well.
I use twitter “mainly” as a networking tool with other freelancers and not much else.
I don’t spend huge amounts of time on it. But when I’m on it, I’m just there to make genuine connections.
July 11th, 2011 at 6:14 pm
I never thought I’d say this, but Facebook has pulled up even with Twitter and may surge ahead soon for my business. I’m not sure about google+ – I’m being more reactive there, and it’s running behind Twitter. I think LinkedIn is very important as a place to park an online resume, but I don’t use it very much, oddly enough. However, my #1 priority will probably remain by blog. Thanks for the question and the great comments.
July 12th, 2011 at 3:47 am
I usually use twitter and LinkedIn. I have not yet figured out how Google + works but I am yet to familiarize myself with with it. Twitter is so effective in networking.
July 12th, 2011 at 6:12 am
I use them all: twitter, linkedin, facebook, google+(still findind my way around it) and I have a blog. I use twitter to follow people in the translation industry and to know about what’s going on, linkedin to answer/follow answers of others for questions posted in different professional groups, facebook only for publicizing what I write in my blog and keep in touch with friends (I really don’t like its interface, somewhat polluted IMHO) and google+ looks promising, I’ve already made a lot of circles, and I’m planning to use the hangout feature to “meet” the faraway colleagues, which is something we’ve been trying to do for months, but maybe virtually it’ll be more feasible.
July 12th, 2011 at 10:23 am
I don’t use Facebook at all. Partly because I mostly consider it a tool for personal relations, and mostly for privacy concerns.
On the other hand I use LinkedIn quite a lot, and have received some work through it. It’s also a good tool to keep some track of the professional network, and for building a reputation as an expoert in ones field.
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