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Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Five: Social Media

I had the joy of spending time with Songbird last weekend, someone I would have never met had it not been for the blogosphere. Now we keep in touch using a large variety of methods: blog (hers a lot, mine not so much lately), facebook, twitter, text messaging, chat and email. So far there has been no skype.

It got me to thinking of the pros and cons of these relatively new means of communication and interconnecting and so I ask you the following:

1) What have been the benefits for you of social networking (blog, twitter, facebook, etc...)

2) Which medium do you use the most? Or if you use them all, for what do you use each of them?

3) If you could invent a networking site (with no limits on your imagination), what would it provide? What would it not provide?

4) Who have you met that you would not have met if it were not for the 'miracle' of social networking?

5) Who do you secretly pray does not one day try to 'friend/follow' you?

BONUS: What was the most random/weird/unsettling/wonderful connection you made that would not have happened if it were not for the ease of which we can find each other in the computer realm?

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Please visit one another to read answers, and I will catch up eventually!


  1. I'll have to come back in early afternoon since Domestic Goddess is coming to help clean and I have much still to do before and during her visitation! I'll enjoy reading these.

  2. This was fun - thanks!! Mine includes a cartoon!

  3. I got a chance to think about people I really like here

  4. Great, fun stuff. I cannot believe I haven't been able to respond myself. This afternoon, I hope!

  5. I am especially grateful to RevGals for connections and friends at my blog.

  6. I got there this morning. But it is 2 degrees here today and I have to go out. I would rather just stay online!

  7. It has been a long time since I joined in the Friday Five. My social media whoredom is here.

  8. Ack! I have not blogged since October! But once again, I was intrigued by KZJ's here is my take on the world of social media!

  9. No time to do this right now b/c I'm making dinner for the vestry and spouses/partners (!!) but I'll be back tonight after the party cause I LOVE this one.

  10. I communicated electronically… here.

  11. I realized I haven't networked with y'all in a while - blessings to everyone!


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