I’m a social networking whore. I mean, I used to be.
I am now reformed. LOL.
It started with….if we’re going to be really really accurate, MSN chat. Then I moved to Yahoo, ICQ, and lastly mIRC. Then came along Friendster and Myspace. I also have accounts in hi5, multiply, yahoo360, skype, tumblr, twitter and plurk. Although most of my accounts are just for stalking. =D
Why do I have all of those accounts? Most of the time I just want to try the “newest” thing. But one thing I never do is put my “real” details in these accounts. I’m very conscious with what I put out there. It’s so easy to get information in the internet nowadays.
Have you tried “googling” yourself? I won’t be surprised if there is somebody out there pretending to be you! That is why I deleted all my accounts. Right now, I only have facebook and multiply (for my e-store). And also twitter (advertising purposes and to get the newest scoop) and plurk (which is exclusive for my friends only)
So what’s my take on social networking sites? It’s a great way to meet new friends, reconnect with old friends and long lost relatives, advertise your stuff and get information in almost anything. But we must be careful with what we put in our accounts/news feeds/statuses. Not everyone is interested in your break up or what color of panties you are wearing at the moment. (Although, sometimes I’m guilty of giving “too much information” too, nobody is perfect you know.)
In this age and time, privacy is still very important.
This is my entry for our blog carnival topic this week.