Adventures in Social Networking

I keep hearing that all the cool kids are on social networks like Bebo and MySpace.

So I signed up for Bebo and I signed up for MySpace. Now what happens? 

I also signed up for Twitter, but I just don’t get it.  Why would anyone want to know what I’m up to at every moment of the day?  And I like you guys, a lot, but that doesn’t mean I need to know what you’re up to at every moment of the day either 🙂

I was disappointed that I couldn’t include my Flickr photos and my MSDN blog feed on Bebo.  That’s no problem for a Windows Live space.  I will try to do the same integration on MySpace and see what it lets me get up to.

Comments (4)

  1. You’re on the wrong network. Facebook is the thing! I think there are close to 10 000 members in the "NTNU" network (University in Trondheim) out of 20 000 students! So it’s a great place to keep track of your old friends…

    So I’m currently using Facebook for personal/fun stuff, and LinkedIn for work related stuff (well, I’m not actually using LinkedIn, but I’m listed and accepting requests).

    Facebook has blog import, but no Flickr! support.

  2. Conor says:

    In terms of outside content, Bebo is very much a closed garden indeed. I’ve tried every way of putting HTML into my profile that I could think of but it just didn’t happen.

    Myspace is far more US centric but it has nearly every one you can think of has an account. Hell, Zach Braff is on my friends list.

    Twitter I’m still not decided on.

  3. RobBurke says:

    Jonas – I’m actually already on Facebook… for some reason I had the impression it was sweeping Canada but nobody over here was using it.  So… updating this entry… and I’ll hunt for you on Facebook!

  4. Jim says:

    Oh dear..  Bebo are well-known sleazeball spammers.  Google ‘bebo spam’ and read the first page or so of hits.