Of course, I’m on facebook. It was really a matter of timing; facebook exploded just as I was entering undergraduate. I use it for purely social purposes, but I also make sure it will not have negative consequences on my professional career. I am friends with current and former classmates, current and former colleagues, current and former church members, etc. I update my status too much and post silly pictures of my dog. What’s not to like?
As for LinkedIn, I’ll admit that I was behind the curve. I recently joined. Now, I am loving it. I am reconnecting with professional contacts and gaining great information from group membership. I plan to increase my use of LinkedIn – for professional development purposes. Can it get any better?
“Twitter?” you ask. Well, give me time….please. I’ve done some meandering and am truly interested in tweeting. I just might wait until I get a smartphone. Let’s face it – some of the best things happen when I am not sitting in front of my computer screen!
Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter are all huge! What about the small? Is there a place for smaller social networking sites? Thanks to my colleague, Alyssa Starr, now I know of such a place:
If you are a Hoosier interested in building community, culture, and commerce, please consider joining this free online community. Just this morning, I joined. I have discovered some advantages to Smaller Indiana:
- I can access and submit an event to a local, up-to-date calendar
- Discussions often feature a national issue with a local perspective
- Or, discussions feature a local issue
- I can see what everyone’s saying – without friends, followers, or connections
- The mood is very positive
- It’s a balanced mix of personal and professional
- There are many options for customizing my page
- Administrators try to prevent spamming
Please leave a comment about Smaller Indiana. Are you a member? What do you like about it? Why do you use it?