Do you suffer from social networking overload?


How many social networking sites do you guys subscribe to and actually use on a regular basis? I subscribe to quite a few, but the main ones that come to mind are :

The order I have listed these sites is pretty much my order of usage. I visit YouTube several times a day as I’m currently obsessed with finding videos of people playing the ukulele (stop laughing!). I could spend hours on YouTube. It’s a complete time suck, but I have learned some things by watching videos. It’s wonderful for finding instructional content. Do you guys have any topics that you like to search YouTube for on a regular basis?

As for Twitter, I’ve only recently started trying to post something at least once a day. My life is pretty dull, so it’s not surprising that I don’t have very many followers yet. At this point I’m not entirely sure what the benefit is / might be.

Flickr rates up there with YouTube as far as being a time waster. I am a real sucker for looking at the What’s In Your Bag picture groups. I’ve not looked in awhile though. Oh boy, now I know how I’ll probably waste my afternoon ;o)

As for the rest of the sites I listed, I subscribe to them and answer email invitations for them, but I really don’t do much else. I know Facebook is one of the more popular social networking sites right now, but so far it’s not one that I really get all that excited about it.

What do you all think of these sites? Are they a waste of bandwidth as far as you’re concerned, or would you not be able to live without them? Let me know what you think.

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  • Lawrence Chen November 1, 2007, 5:47 pm is my main one….largely because I work at at University, though I mainly found it because I was seeing it a lot in the deny logs for unauthenticated campus pc users.

    After that…I guess I have, and…..

  • Julie November 1, 2007, 9:04 pm

    I’ve not heard about Last.FM. What’s it all about?

  • Jacqueline November 1, 2007, 11:18 pm

    I was thinking about this the other day. I belong to:


    There’s others I’m sure. Lol! I’m pretty spread thin.

  • Lawrence Chen November 5, 2007, 2:11 pm

    Last.FM: Well, used to be audioscrobbler….sharing what tunes I’m listening to and comparing with other people, etc.

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