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Social network balkanization

So, lyceum has declared she's actively dumping Facebook for Google+. mlc23 has been more active on G+, as well as retreating much of her content to a private blog. Google+ reportedly now has games, so presumably you can soon play Farmville there instead of on FB. anima views LJ/DW as online community things (like fandom circles), not friend following, whereas for me it's always primarily been about real friends, e.g. joining to comment on her posts and posting myself once lyceum and shiver had joined and followed me, and being happy when mlc23 gave up her *first* private blog to come here.

Le frigging sigh.

At dinner yesterday I mentioned boosting LJ over FB and the fandom-media teacher next to me said "no, Dreamwidth!" Heh.

Me, I'm tempted to cancel FB myself, what with all the changes and privacy leaks, but admit it's hard what with so many other people using it, and even some groups.

See the comment count unavailable DW comments at http://mindstalk.dreamwidth.org/294697.html#comments

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richardthinks
Sep. 27th, 2011 06:10 am (UTC)
I don't blog on fb 1) because the format's actively hostile to non-tweet type content and 2) because of the whole privacy/we own you/identity farm cluster.

...and a long-time no-social-site holdout friend of mine just started up on diaspora. Le sigh aussi.
richardthinks
Sep. 27th, 2011 06:12 am (UTC)
oh, right; the point of that comment: I lurk on fb - People can find me there, I get alerted if they want me. In practice that means I get one message every 6 months or so.
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