View Poll Results: What is your current favorite social media platform?
Facebook 28 57.14%
Twitter 17 34.69%
Instagram 4 8.16%
Snapchat 0 0%
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Old 05-13-2019, 05:48 AM
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Whatís your favorite social media platform?


Poll coming. I am not including an option for those who donít use social media, however.

For me, I use Twitter for politics, Facebook for general life updates, Instagram for trivial aspects of my day to day life and rarely use Snapchat. Instagram is getting my vote in this poll as my current favorite.
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:42 AM
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I use all of them to some degree. I refuse to vote for any of them, as they all have very fundamental flaws that makes me hate them while I'm still enjoying some of their other features.
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:46 AM
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I only use Instrgram. It's not much of a "social media" platform the way I use it. Just a way to share photos with the kids. The SDMB is the only social media that I really participate in.


I think the world would be a better place without twitter and Facebook, so I self-righteously avoid both. I'm not entirely sure what snapchat would be used for.
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:49 AM
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Poll coming. I am not including an option for those who donít use social media, however.
Waaaah... a None and an Other might have been handy.

I waste so much time here that I don't have time to be "social". And this way I avoid family Facebook drama.
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:13 AM
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Of those listed I only use Facebook. Winner by default!
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:23 AM
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I waste so much time here that I don't have time to be "social". And this way I avoid family Facebook drama.
I was going to come here and say "message boards".

But then, I guess I just did. Can't do it in the poll, though, so didn't vote in that.
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:36 AM
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FB is the only one I really use, so FB by default. And it technically does everything all the other aforementioned apps do, and more. Plus more of my friends are on it.
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:37 AM
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No love for Pinterest?

Definitely Pinterest for me.
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:22 AM
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Twitter for 'news' - politics and restaurant reviews mostly.

LinkedIn for work. Also Pinterest (I'm a designer).

I have so few friends that bother with Facebook these days that my feed is just full of ads and my niece's multiple holiday pics. It used to be good, but just feels like it's had its time.

Instagram is like Facebook but with more annoying tagging. I can't be bothered to get into it, although I have an account.

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Old 05-13-2019, 11:32 AM
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Of those listed I only use Facebook. Winner by default!
Same here and while it may basically negate the purpose of your poll slightly I only use it for a very few people from my actual life. Its not so much a case of keeping track or up to date as allowing another future avenue in the event of some emergency in our/the future.
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Old 05-13-2019, 01:19 PM
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This? Wouldn't this be social media even if it predates the term?
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Old 05-13-2019, 01:53 PM
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I was going to come here and say "message boards".

But then, I guess I just did. Can't do it in the poll, though, so didn't vote in that.
What you said. +1.
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Old 05-13-2019, 01:58 PM
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Facebook, by default.

I have a Twitter account for some reason, but I've never used it for anything that I can recall. I probably created it to give somebody shit about something, but I don't remember. In fact, now that I'm thinking about it, I'm going to delete my account right now.
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:14 PM
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Are those really the top four? I've heard of and, to some degree, understand how they work, and I always assume anything I understand in the realm of social media must be passť.

I'm not going to vote. I do use Facebook and none of the others, but voting for Facebook looks to me like I favor it in some way, which I don't. The others may leave Facebook in the dust, but I can't be bothered.
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:23 PM
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Twitter - Easily, by far, my favorite and most used of the modern SM sites.
LinkedIn - It's an online resume, which is useful, and also valuable for reviewing business people's bona fides. Boring as fuck, however.
Largely deactivated my FB account by never logging in - I detest that site with the fire of a million suns.
Never had an Insta account - part of the Zuckerberg empire, not really interested.

All the others, I never even visit.
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:38 PM
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I've been using Reddit a lot more lately, but of those four, Facebook.
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Old 05-13-2019, 05:17 PM
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Probably Twitter, I don't actually have an account, but I check Trump's tweets periodically.

I have a dummy facebook account that I only use to access things that require a facebook account to use, but don't actually use it. I have never used any of the other two you mention.
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Old 05-13-2019, 05:26 PM
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reddit.

Of the ones listed by OP, twitter. I find facebook to be fairly boring nowadays. Its just virtue signaling and political fighting anymore.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:57 AM
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Of those listed I only use Facebook. Winner by default!
Same here. FB is the only one I've ever used. Mainly b/c a couple of groups I associate with communicate via FB.

One time I thought I'd check out Twitter just to see what it was about. When I saw I had to register, that was enough to dissuade me.

No idea what all of the other things I hear of do, or how they are different from each other.

The poll results are likely a good indicator of the average age of posters here.
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Same here. FB is the only one I've ever used. Mainly b/c a couple of groups I associate with communicate via FB.

One time I thought I'd check out Twitter just to see what it was about. When I saw I had to register, that was enough to dissuade me.

No idea what all of the other things I hear of do, or how they are different from each other.

The poll results are likely a good indicator of the average age of posters here.
I think youíre right, this board definitely skews older. My friends are significantly younger than I am, hence why Iím so active on social media.

I didnít include the SDMB or Reddit as I see them as being discussion boards where the conversation tend to be more in depth than youíd get on a Twitter or Instagram. Admittedly, some of the subreddits are pretty silly, but thereís also a lot of good discussions.

I should have included Pinterest, thatís the one social media I donít really use so it wasnít on my radar.
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:09 PM
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I just got a Fax machine.
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:18 PM
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I just got a Fax machine.
Donít tell the hipsters, since theyíve already brought back vinyl records and cassette tapes, maybe a fax machine revival is next!
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I just got a Fax machine.
One of those devices capable of transmitting a facsimile of a document over the telephone lines? Cool!!
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Reddit.

I do follow a fair number of people/organizations on Twitter, but I very rarely ever post my own tweets; the same goes for Facebook. I don't use the other two at all.
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Donít tell the hipsters, since theyíve already brought back vinyl records and cassette tapes, maybe a fax machine revival is next!
One of my favorite "fun facts" is that the Fax Machine predates the Telephone by about 30 years.
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:19 AM
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FB by default also.

Not so much favorite as least disliked. And where people I like to keep in touch with post updates.
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One of those devices capable of transmitting a facsimile of a document over the telephone lines? Cool!!
Just found out the 'Special Paper' has been discontinued.
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While I have Twitter and Instagram accounts the only one I actually use in Facebook.
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I use all to some degree.
As a dad, and granddad, it's the only way to keep up w/ my kids/grandkids.

Unfortunately the one I hate the most is the one I use the most... Facebook. God, I hate FB so much!
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Yeah, I really just enjoy Twitter... it's like the Dope, but in short bursts.

And where can you, in an conversation about Jacob Wohl, have Kathy Griffith pop into your mentions to recommend, to me personally, a gay "Daddy" hookup site?

https://twitter.com/JohnT15/status/1...573852160?s=19

Try doing that on Facebook!
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Smoke signals.
I don't do nothing. Except here. For some reason I can't shut-up.
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I use Facebook, and I kind of hate myself for doing so. Not going to vote for it.
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I joined Facebook and Twitter at the same time, but immediately disliked Facebook, and rapidly grew to enjoy Twitter. I don't take any photos, so Instagram isn't much use for me, and I don't even know how Snapchat differs from the rest.

I've been solely on Twitter since 2010, and it suits me very well. A lot of people complain about it, but though I am sympathetic to those perfectly reasonable criticisms, they rarely directly affect me, so I haven't felt any motivation to abandon it yet.

It's a great source of celeb interaction, humour, and I get a lot of news directly from there, even if a lot of it is about America or the UK more than anything else.

My whole family is on Facebook, but as I deleted my account only a few weeks after trying it out, I am out of the loop with a lot of what goes on with them. That's my only regret.
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