My Social Media Ranked

Although this reminds me of a game of pool, it’s actually a fun prompt from John Holton: rank your social media from most to least favorite.

(I was going to do them all, including ones I never had, by saying something funny. But then I realized my funny things weren’t funny, so now I’m just doing ones I know.)

1. WordPress, best SM site by far. I love to blog, simple as that. Love to write stories and poems and also jabber on about whatever at any length. Love that it’s easy to delete stuff as well, find other bloggers, comment, block commenters, and have a way of tracking comments elsewhere. Love the supportive camaraderie here and the vast variety of interests. Love how easy it is to create a new blog and keep it private, as I did for NaNoWriMo.

2. Blogger. Welp, if I didn’t have WP, I’d use Blogger, as I used to, and it would be fine, though not as fabulous. I’d still get to blog though, which is the main thing. The nice thing about Blogger is it’s connected to my Gmail and other Google products. It never seemed as glitchy as WP, but to be fair, WP has more features.

3. Twitter. I like Twitter for the poets and the poetry prompts. I get inspired there at times to write different sorts of poems from here. I’ll read some news too, but I stay out of the flames. It’s all the same crap I’ve seen forever on the internets. 🔥

4. Yahoo. Talking about the “old” Yahoo now. I deleted my accounts, including my Flickr, after their massive hack. But I have fond memories of the old Yahoo, where you could find new people to chat with in their groups and on their Messenger service. It wasn’t all hookers and spam then. Please excuse the nostalgia moment.

5. YouTube. This is a good free service for music and music vids. I don’t use it to listen to hideously annoying speeches or self-help garbage promo or political ranting. Gahhh! But I use their app several times per week to link to vids for music prompts and such.

6. G+. RIP. It was a good idea that never took off. I tried to participate off and on, but peeps couldn’t tear themselves away from the FB monster. One feature I lurved there was their filtering ability ~ you could easily make some posts and photos private to family or certain friends without others knowing they were excluded. 😢

7. Messenger. More FB nonsense. I have to keep it in order to chat with certain people who don’t like texting. It annoys me hugely, but wheee see Paula compromise. At least it can stay hidden, unlike FB itself, where every time you comment to a friend, one of their idiot friends picks a fight with you. 😡

8. Instagram. For me, IG was a relatively harmless time-suck. I only posted photos of Gatsby, food, sunsets, etc. But it’s connected to FB (see below), and more importantly you’re contributing to the insane consumer body image culture just by being on there. I deleted it with FB in March of 2018.

9. SnapChat. When I was on, it was indeed snappy. Now, I guess it too has been hacked and people are saving photos they should not. But I didn’t send risqué photos; I was using it for fun, not for flirting. I found it stupid and pointless though and deleted it after a couple weeks. 💤

10. DropBox. I found this annoying. Maybe I wasn’t using it right, or maybe you have to pay to unlock the best features. But I didn’t see the point. I can use Google docs or just text/email stuff. Do people chat on here? Not sure why it’s in the “social” pile.

11. WhatsApp. Another FB product, one that allegedly doesn’t compromise your privacy. Lol! Hey, I have a bridge for sale, interested? I used this for a while, meh. It wasn’t as convenient as Messenger, and now I have negative feelings toward it cuz of this one dickhead I was on last with.

12. Facebook. Horrible place that sucks out your soul while stealing all your data. Then they apologize and do more of it. Again and again. So glad I’m out of there permanently. Yes, I miss the handful of nice people I used to interact with, but hello I am right here. They have my email and phone too. It’s their choice to become strangers to me. 😛

12 responses to “My Social Media Ranked

  1. Antoinette Truglio Martin

    This whole social media thing is supposedly great for writers to get out there but no matter how I skate on the surface, it is a creative and time suck. Thanks for posting.

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  2. Oy. Facebook sucks time, but it keeps me connected to folks far and wide. And now WordPress is a time suck. Actually it’s my phone. I blame my phone. I need to detox and quit using my phone for hours.

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  3. I didn’t come up with the prompt: Kat Bouska, who blogs at http://mamakatslosinit.com, comes up with the prompts and sends them out on Tueday or Wednesday for Thursday. You’re welcome to join us, but you don’t have to.

    Facebook Messenger is a huge pain in the neck. I don’t even bother installing it on any of my devices, because it sits there and nags. I haven’t installed Facebook on anything, either, or if I did at one time I’ve uninstalled it. Google+ was mishandled from the start: if you created a Google ID they stuck you into it whether or not you wanted it.

    And like Antoinette said, they tell you “ya gotta have Facebook, Twitter, and a blog if you wanna be a writer.” That’s total BS…

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  4. fb is no fun without you. See? all your fault. You caused the demise of an empire. How do you feel about that? Carby Barbie <– still my moniker, from fb challenging my realness while you and I were talking 'bout bread.

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  5. Have to keep face due to family….sure love wp!

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