[thelist] social media sites

Jeffrey Barke jeffrey.barke at themechanism.com
Tue Aug 19 09:05:45 CDT 2008

> i'm taking a straw poll. what are your general feelings about the  
> following:
> * facebook

I have an account, but am ambivalent about it. When I log in, easy to  
waste (and I mean waste) a lot of time. I primarily use it as another  
outlet for Twitter.

> * linkedin

I have an account, but don't use it a lot. I get occasional job  
offers. Useful for active job seekers, though.

> * twitter

Love it. Use it hourly.

> * bebo
> * plaxo pulse

Don't use either.

> * digg
> * stumbleupon

I prefer DZone: <http://www.dzone.com/>

> * youtube

I definitely recommend it to clients as a way to syndicate video.

> * myspace

Used to use it a lot, but similar to Facebook. Still useful for bands,  

> * nowpublic.com
> * newsvine.com

Haven't heard of either.

> i'm putting together a data sheet for myself with some general
> recommendations for clients.  what is conspicuously missing from the
> list?  what other sites would be good for getting website feedback/ 
> review?

Flickr. I definitely recommend it to clients as place to store and  
manage their photos. I then display the photos on their site via the  


Jeffrey Barke
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