These thoughts on the Internet and social networking from the perspective of someone in school using modern social networking. It’s a great read if you haven’t.
- Instagram makes a lot more sense framed in the sense that it’s for taking photos of people — something I infrequently used it for
- In the last few weeks, I’ve shied away from Facebook, not because of its addiction tendencies, but because it has very little information I desire. Additionally, in high school, basically everyone I knew and interacted with regularly at least had a registered Facebook account that I was connected with, even if they didn’t use it. I have maybe four friends with Facebook. I’m not sure what’s going on there.
- IM died. If Google makes a seamless integrated iMessage-esque clone, they win. Please?
- Snapchat is a superbly novel form of communication.
“It’s a way to connect with friends when you don’t really have anything to say.”— This scares me.
- Tumblr has been like this for ages. Nobody uses Tumblr like nobody uses blogs. It part because of it’s horrible interface but also because once someone tries to run their own Tumblr page on a topic (and I’ve done this) they realize it’s way too much work.
- I really value the conversations I have on Twitter, but it is an aggregator of links more than anything. I don’t know if Twitter can defeat the Snapchat-ism of connecting with friends without anything to say. Everyone touted Twitter as that years ago and it shed that, but seriously, your sandwich you had yesterday for lunch sounded great.