Yep, I'm all for creative titles for each post - not!! I promise to work on this.
This morning I was reading my friend, Rachel Wray's blog post about social media. I tend to follow the same trends Rachel does.
I used to be a big user of Twitter but now only venture on there when attending conferences. I tend to use is as a note taking/sharing device. Or when I'm doing a challenge like this - #blogjune Oh I also sometimes go to it when watching The Voice to check out what other viewers are saying about the contestants. But generally Twitter is not something I check all that often.
Since moving away from family and friends, Facebook is my go to for social media. It has also become a place I connect with other runners from all over Australia. I go for it for the latest news reports, weather, and generally what is happening around the place. I provide updates/snippets of what I've been doing so my family and friends can stay in touch. I share pictures of places, people, and family. This would be the social media tool that I use the most.
I've recently started using Instagram a bit. Mainly because I can do running selfies and upload the image, tag and share very quickly. It also posts to my Facebook page - 2 birds with 1 stone!
I have tried using Pinterest but find it's probably of more interest to those doing crafty things - I'm not very crafty. That said, apparently it's good for getting some memes (sorry if I've used the wrong word) for Facebook posts for my library service's page - but I find that I have little time at work to be looking for or thinking about possible posts for our Facebook page. I actually think that it is worthwhile having one staff member looking after a library's social media to ensure a targeted, consistent approach - not having random posts for the sake of posting.
These social media tools are about the extent that I have explored in the hundreds of tools available. I must admit that I do use a little bit of the social aspect of Strava but find that it is more of a running recording tool for me than a social tool.
Thanks, Rachel for prompting some thought and reflection regarding my use of social media. It was interesting to read about your uses.
How do you use social media?