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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by asteepleton4, Feb 5, 2012.

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What is the best social networking site?

Poll closed Feb 14, 2012.
  1. Facebook

    6 vote(s)
    35.3%
  2. Google Plus

    7 vote(s)
    41.2%
  3. Twitter

    2 vote(s)
    11.8%
  4. Other

    2 vote(s)
    11.8%
  1. asteepleton4

    asteepleton4 Member
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    What do you guys think is the best social network? I am on google+, facebook, twitter, and myspace ( I have not been on there in like 6 years)?
     

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  2. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me!
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    I prefer google+ at this point but I don't have many people on there.
     
  3. B2L

    B2L Well-Known Member
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    Google+ is by far my favorite, but I still have a Facebook account because most of my friends aren't on G+. Most of the people I have circled are from the Android community.
     
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  4. batgeek

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    my favorite social network is "Going to my friend's house". dot com.
     
  5. asteepleton4

    asteepleton4 Member
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    LOL that's hilarious. Are you a part of brotherhood of the bat?
     
  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好
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    Non of them, I'm already social enough without extending it to a bunch of strangers on the interwebs. TBH I'm not really interested in what John Doe had for breakfast.

    ^^^^

    This.
     
  7. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member
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    I've got all three of them, but I'd say it's a toss up.

    I had the most fun on lamespace back in the day (don't remember my account or anything like that now though... :/ )
    I have the most people on faceboot
    I only use twitter for following security news
    but I do prefer G+ so far. Though, I have only two people on it... so it's boring.
     
  8. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    I tend to use Google+ for folk I've met on here, but Facebook is my main social network. I've more friends there and more people I know in real life use it.
     
  9. Slug

    Slug Check six!
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    There's no "best" for me as I use each differently.

    Facebook for keeping in touch with friends and family all over the globe.
    Twitter for important "breaking news", from developers, news media etc
    Google + for 'conversations' with like-minded acquaintances.
     
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  10. asteepleton4

    asteepleton4 Member
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    I really like all of my social networks. My favorite in terms of features handsdown goes to Google + ,but due to the overwhelming amount of people on Facebook I give it to Facebook.
     
  11. jayjay1122

    jayjay1122 Well-Known Member
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    I'll be where I'm at!
    I originally joined FB because I was living 3 hours away from where I grew up and it allowed me to stay involved (I despise talking on the phone) with all my friends back home.

    I recently joined Twitter but grew board of it very quickly and Google + is promising but like B2L says, not a lot of friends on it yet.

    Now that FB has gotten completely out of control with cramming everyone's "friends of friends" crap down my throat, I am seriously considering just shutting it down.

    I vote "other"! ;)
     
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  12. One thing about tweeting that whether people "follow" you or not, they see the messages and can react via any method you allow, such as email, etc.

    Facebook is good for us as set to "family only," so it's another way for us (scattered all over the world) to communicate a bit of news without tons of people joining in.

    They're both cool in their own right. I can understand their popularity.
     
  13. SolidOrange

    SolidOrange Well-Known Member
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    i personally hate what FB has become. i joined in '03 when a university e-mail was a requirement and there was not a news feed, ad, or game in sight. i don't want people to take this the wrong way, but opening it to everyone seriously dumbed the whole place down. combine that with the constant "updates" that seem to make the site more annoying every time i log on, and i really wish i could leave. the only reason i still use it is because very few of my friends have moved to another service.

    twitter is my social network of choice at the moment. i love the light hearted atmosphere, and the fact that it is not nearly as commercialized as any other social networking site. i don't have many followers over there, but it is definitely the most fun, IMO.

    G+ seems like it could be nice, but i personally only know 5-10 other people that are on it, in comparison to the 500+ i have on FB. i feel like posting anything over there is just going through the motions since no one i know is going to see it anyway.
     
  14. ashykat

    ashykat Well-Known Member
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    Apr 27, 2009
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    I like Path
     
  15. Names Mark

    Names Mark Member
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    i enjoy...

    facebook, twitter, tumblr
     
  16. Adauth

    Adauth Well-Known Member
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    Feb 7, 2011
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    New Orleans
    I only use FB. Why would I sign up for any other social sites.
     
  17. ninja_reject

    ninja_reject Well-Known Member
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    I voted for Google plus, because I have high hopes for it. But they have to stop being jerks and blocking me from logging in on my phone, and my friends have to join it. I think within a year I will be able to ditch the hated facebook.
     
  18. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique
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    Yeah, but the best part is it spawned Lamebook! I could spend hours on that site LOL :D
     
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