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  1. hank

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    Just curious to see what everyone is using these days...

    What social media platforms do you use and which are you most active on?

    I'm not really that active anywhere but I post the odd picture/activity/link on Facebook and a few pictures a month to instagram. I follow twitter feeds but not much of a poster...

    Recently started using Strava to track my running and follow the running club. Not a huge fan of the social side of it :lol:
     
  2. Dewie

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    Facebook/Instagram - never got involved with the Tweeter. I post occasionally but don't go crazy with it.
     
  3. Boots

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    Instagram is the best imo. It's all you need. A place to share photos. Facebook is a swamp of bullshit and Twitter is too busy for anything more than tiny bits of interaction.
     
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    im on FB but I dont post much anymore.
     
  5. hank

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    Lots of BS on FB for sure. I still find twitter conversations hard to follow :lol:
     
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    Twitter - love it. great for news, updates on things of interest.
    Facebook - dislike, but use it for local groups. Wish it had a more forum style. Be easier to follow conversations and topics.
    Instagram - great for photo sharing. Really like the stories, basically mini vlogs
    Snapchat - i use it occasionally, but Instagram is drawing people away. Plus it runs like ass. and not a good ass
     
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    I have fb but can go a few days/week without checking it. I might post something once or twice a year. Probably going to kill it off soon. Twitter is mostly local news and traffic, it's a really useful tool for that. Snapchat is kind of pointless so I ditched that. And i don't have an instagram
     
  8. hank

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    I use snapchat with like 3 people to send mostly filtered pics of my dog.

    Exhibit A:

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  9. C. Mike Hunt

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    Twitter (I highly recommend using TweetDeck)
    reddit (does that count as SM?)
    FB
    I have an Instagram account and I have yet to post anything on it.
     
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    New to Instagram, probably my new favorite. No bullshit, just some nice photos that people share.
    Facebook, but agree it's gone downhill. Way too much "ad stuff" and political rants. Still see some good stuff and it's the one place where I am connected to people from all the different stages of my life and places I've lived.
    On Twitter, check it probably once or twice a day. It's become more event focussed for me - check it more often when something is going on that I'm interested in to get updates - hockey games, industry events, races, etc. I post once a month probably.
    GoodReads - smaller group of connections there. Like to see what people are reading and use it to track my own.
    Strava - Use it daily, like seeing what friends are up to for training/races, etc. Good to share congrats and encouragement.

    Could include FitBit as well, maybe? I'm in challenges all the time. It's the social aspect that keeps it interesting.
     
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    FB & Instagram mostly. I use Twitter to bitch at companies that piss me off but that's about it. Removed myself from the LinkedIn cesspool of spam a while back.
     
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    Unfortunately I agreed before, but I find insta is getting full of shampoo/body wrap/ beach body bullshit now. I'm finding my list of people shrinking



    That said that's more of a user list problem, not the app itself
     
  13. Boots

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    Yeah, if you're peddling shit to friends, you're out :gtfo:
     
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    I also get a lot of unsolicited "want to fuck" follow requests on Instagram that are annoying, especially as my 12 year old is getting onto social media.
     
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    Pretty much just use insta and LinkedIn
     
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    Just wanted to let you know I'm the CEO of Myself at Monat, my hair has never looked better. Pm me for a free trial
     
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    I dont use any, but my angelfire web page was pretty lit back in the day
     
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    Adding you to ICQ to talk trains!
     
  20. Dewie

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    or Hummers!

    I just spent the last half hour going through all that shit; apparently I was 14 at the time when I made those sites; and I obviously spent a ton more time on my brother's Harrier website than on my own :lol:
     
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    Shampoo has been paying all my bills and lets my family have the life we deserve
     
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    RISE AND GRIND
     
  23. Boots

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    Monat dude is laughing all the way to the bank. He's got an army of housewives all guilt buying from each other to support their friends :lol:
     
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    Instagram is my favourite.
    I use twitter for my site, but rarely post on my personal account anymore.
    FB is more to connect with old friends, but thats about it. Im not a big fan.
    I also like YouTube a lot.
     
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    I don't use YouTube as a social network but I do use it a LOT
     
  26. Cooper

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    Is that the normal age for social media now? I don't have kids, I don't know
     
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    #BossLady #BossBitch #Hustle
     
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    Depends on the parent/kid. My son is on Twitter and Instagram, which started when he turned 12 in November. We have kept off SnapChat - primary use once kids figure it out seems to be bullying and BS so not worth it. My daughter is 10 and is on some app where the kids lip sync and share their lip sync's with their friends. I can never remember the name of it (Musically, just google'd it).

    I know parents who create Facebook accounts for their kids when they're toddlers. I dunno - it's part of life now; I just want to both teach my kid's to be appropriate online (same as being appropriate in real life), but also protect them from harm. 12 seems about the right age.
     
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    I would never have considered YouTube a social network.
     
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    Facebook - Mostly for Messenger, I don't post much anymore
    Instagram - For sharing pictures, mostly of my cat now though :kekeke:
    Snapchat - for the cute filters
    Twitter - Mostly to check cancellations in the winter due to the weather
     
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    This post showed up in my facebook feed this morning :ugh2:

     
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    instant friend deletion

    bye bye
     
  35. Leviathan

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    Ahhhhhhhh - so your that one guy who signed up to LinkedIn and sends all those requests that are ignored faster than the speed of light. Pat, how could you!!! lol
     

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