Our task this week is to describe the social media we use. I’m really bad at using social media – I’m so bad that I hadn’t even heard of Digg, Delicious or Ning. I have heard of StumbleUpon, Technorati and Twitter, but I’ve never used them, other then a very brief sign up to Technorati. I look forward to learning all about them in the next stage of the blog improvement project.
Face Book is the only one I actually use. About two years ago I was completely obsessed with facebook. I used to be logged on all day, and actively use it for an hour or more at a time. I loved finding out what had happened to my old school and university friends, and browsing every-one’s photos. I then discovered the Visual Bookshelf application, and started to add the books I read, with short reviews. Several of my friends also added it, so it was great to see what they were reading, and get a few recommendations from them.
The application also allows you to ‘follow’ people you don’t know, enabling you to find people with similar book tastes. It was great – until I discovered blogging! I realised how much better the blogging world was, and now hardly use facebook. I still add my books and brief reviews onto there, and have a look at what my friends are reading, but otherwise the majority of my time is spent blogging.
There is a Visual Bookshelf widget, which I have in my sidebar. It allows you to scroll through all the books I’ve read, but am not sure how useful it is, and have thought about removing it. Do you like my Visual Bookshelf widget? Is it useful?
Do you use facebook much? What do you like about it?