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Connectedness
Poll #1516902 Social networking social contract

Is it acceptable to have your Twitter account update your Facebook status?

Yes
12(46.2%)
No
12(46.2%)
Maybe/unsure
2(7.7%)

Is it acceptable to have your Twitter updates posted to your LiveJournal?

Yes
2(7.4%)
No
21(77.8%)
Maybe/unsure
4(14.8%)

Is it acceptable to have your LiveJournal updates get twittered?

Yes
5(19.2%)
No
16(61.5%)
Maybe/unsure
5(19.2%)

Is it acceptable to have your LiveJournal updates get posted to your Facebook wall/notes?

Yes
13(50.0%)
No
8(30.8%)
Maybe/unsure
5(19.2%)

Has your answer to any of the above changed as you started or stopped using some of the above services?

Yes
4(15.4%)
No
22(84.6%)

Will the last person left on LJ please turn the lights off?

Currently I regularly use:

LiveJournal
3(11.5%)
Facebook
1(3.8%)
Twitter
0(0.0%)
foursquare
0(0.0%)
Microsoft Visual Studio
0(0.0%)
Steam
0(0.0%)
LIVE
0(0.0%)
ICQ
0(0.0%)
Google Wave
0(0.0%)
MySpace
0(0.0%)
Star Trek Online
0(0.0%)
GroupWise Messenger
0(0.0%)
Yelp
0(0.0%)
IE to hack corporations for the Chinese government
0(0.0%)
Oracle
0(0.0%)

Is my little santa hat icon next to my LJ username dope?

It's fly.
8(34.8%)
IMMA LET YOU FINISH, BUT ARETHA'S HAT WAS THE BEST HAT OF ALL TIME! OF ALL TIME!
15(65.2%)


My rule on this? If you have your Twitter activity automatically posted to your LJ on a daily basis, and you have your LJ updates automatically Twittered for you, and you don't post for a few days yet the two services keep on notifying back and forth every day and even killing you won't stop the pointless spam? You're doing it wrong. Cross-promotion I understand, re-reading your intelligent commentary twice is no skin off my back, but an endless cycle of the two not saying anything new? Bad.

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Comments
dossy From: dossy Date: January 26th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I didn't even notice the at first - how did you do that?
kingfox From: kingfox Date: January 26th, 2010 06:18 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
There's some Nokia promotion on the Russian LJ site. I found directions on how to do it through some googlin'.
dosboof From: dosboof Date: January 26th, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Though I loathe the Twitter->LJ with a hatred that burns like a thousand suns, I think Twitter->FB isn't as bad. As I don't tweet I have no opinion on LJ->Twitter or FB->Twitter but the latter seems like it should be fine. As for LJ->FB I think it could work if you don't have a huge overlap in your audiences on the two (which I don't) and don't mind everyone on FB reading everything you wrote on LJ (which I very much do), so I think it could work for some but not for me.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: January 26th, 2010 06:35 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Here's how I think it works.

Twitter is 140 characters or less. That's a perfect fit for Facebook status updates, and a similar medium in terms of them being quick notes that you invite a quick reply to.

LJ entries are more expansive, you want people to read and reflect. Same thing for FB notes.

So those two feeding back and forth, awesome. But a Twitter update saying "HEY anyone wanna get lunch" isn't so awesome the next morning at 4 AM.

Good point RE: audiences and segmenting them off. Though I'd argue that's exactly the point of locking down entries on LJ, as those on FB you might not want reading things on LJ might google you up anyway eventually.
damnitnicole From: damnitnicole Date: January 27th, 2010 02:54 am (UTC) (Hard link)
I have Twitter, I just can't be arsed to use it. ping.fm used to update my Twitter, MySpace, and FB with the same stuff, but has become utterly unreliable for anything but Facebook, or my feeds would all have the same statuses most of the time.

Twitter to LJ dumps are annoying. End of story.

I already have it set to send my public LJ entries to my FB notes, and I wish there was a way to let FB have my friends-only entries, too.
damnitnicole From: damnitnicole Date: January 27th, 2010 02:56 am (UTC) (Hard link)
I have Google Wave, Yelp, and MySpace, too, I just don't really actively use them.

Yelp is for finding places to eat, and really that's all. I was unaware that it had any real networking features other than the ability to define friends.

MySpace is for keeping up with folks who I can't convince to sign on for Facebook yet, and will eventually be happily phased out.

Google Wave... really wtf is it for?
mineral2 From: mineral2 Date: January 27th, 2010 03:34 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I just don't see the point of Twitter when FB status updates are the same thing. And it's just as easy to update each using mobile applications. I think the audience on each is the same, if not bigger on FB.

Currently, I import my LJ posts to FB and I've noticed they get more responses over there than here, I think in part because I have a larger audience over there and most of the LJ community has abandoned LJ land for FB. I've contemplated leaving LJ land in favor of re-doing my own website using wordpress, but I don't know if I'd be noticed at all, then. I'll find niches for each, I suppose.
metallian From: metallian Date: February 9th, 2010 05:10 am (UTC) (Hard link)
What drives me nuts is when people post Twitter updates to LJ and hide it behind a cut. This is not helpful! Most of the time, the formatting around the LJ cut is actually longer than the Twitter updates! Plus, it's an extra click to read...a sentence or two.
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