When to Join a New Social Network

Too many People - The Anti-Social MediaPeople are making more social networks and normal people don’t  know what to do with them. I should know, because these networks send me every awful press release they write.

FaceSpace just passed 200 users! We’re going to beat Facebook in the next millennium!

Yeah. Right.

So with so many crazy social networks popping out of every God-forsaken corner of the internet, how do you know when it’s time to join one of these new fangled social networks?

You know a social network is worth its meddle when the network can be described in a  clear and concise way. If it takes paragraph, or two, OR FIVE, then you know there’s a problem.

It’s even worse if it’s described as, “It’s like that other crappy social network, but it has a feature that appeals to Linux users.”

Kill me now.

You should join it if you actually know living, breathing people on there. Social networks with only a handful strangers are sad, lonely places. And knowing people means you might actually come back and find something you like.

What does it take for you to join a new social network? Well, you know, besides a hundred dollars.

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4 Responses to When to Join a New Social Network

  1. AlisaT June 3, 2012 at 5:58 am #

    Hi Jay,  loving this blog! Humor is so important! Searching for examples of humor in social media and found this post, very well written and fun. I work for Think Big Online, an internet marketing company in Australia, and we have tried to put some humor into social media http://www.thinkbigonline.com.au/20-must-have-play-list-for-spotify/ for our small businesses. Think you could do a great Jay Dolan playlist. Will you let me know if you do??

  2. AdamBritten June 12, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    To me, it takes more than just a handful of pretty pictures arranged in a way different from that other social network with a handful of pretty pictures. That’s all I ask.

    • Watersnake July 31, 2012 at 1:58 am #

       @AdamBritten I stay away from social networks because they’re just a forum for narcassim.

  3. LauraFammy June 28, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

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