Social Networking, Day 2 – Facebook stands out

Bebo: The "closed garden" approach isn't working for me.  I already have a place I store photos (Flickr) and a place where I blog (here).  I can't say I like Bebo's functionality for either feature any better.  Maybe if I had a zillion friends on Bebo it would make sense to keep my blog and images there.  Something tells me I'm not quite their target demographic. 

MySpace: MySpace seems to be a place for rock bands from around the world to invite random people to be their friends.  Also, see above re: "closed garden."

Twitter: Still don't get it.

But... then there's:

Facebook: Actually, I joined this about 2 weeks ago and didn't mention it on my blog, because I hadn't heard folks in Ireland (or Microsoft) talking about this social network.  But I am amazed by how many of my friends from back in Canada are on it.  Jonas tells me that a maelstrom of Norwegians have descended upon Facebook as well.  AND Facebook lets me import my MSDN blog's RSS feed!  (Not my Flickr pics, though).  So I'm quite impressed!

p.s. Hello to my Facebook friends!

Comments (6)

  1. My Facebook link is:

    Jonas Follesø, think I’m the only one with that name in the world, so you should be able to find me. 🙂

    See you on Facebook!

  2. RobBurke says:

    Cool! Do I have to join some sort of network to create a permalink like that? It looks like my Facebook info is maybe by default a bit more protected (which I like)

  3. FaceBook is smart, they get people in college.

    I’m on it Robert but I can’t find you with a search.

  4. RobBurke says:

    Paul, how can I search for you? I when I search for you I get a lot of things related to Prison Break 🙂

  5. Twitter is an interesting idea, but mainly if you can send text messages to it. Seems that the SMS functionallity doesent work in Ireland, which is a problem. I could see it being handy if you had a few friends on it and they all wanted to know what each other is doing (/me going to pub)

  6. Cathal says:

    i’ve also been trying out facebook (expect an invite from me soon), as I also don’t quite get the concept of these sites.

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