I was not keen on Twitter at first. Some may say I am not big on change, but let’s just say I did not close my MySpace page until last month! I was not quick to migrate to Facebook when it came along, so when I began blogging and discovered how the RPG blogging community was active on Twitter I reluctantly joined. It took some time for me to get used to Twitter, I still use Facebook and remain very active, out Puerto Rico Role Players group main form of contact is there. I use Facebook for my games all the time, and it’s worked better that most other online tools I’ve tried, it has to do with the service’s pervasiveness, I am well aware of that.
So little by little I have balanced my use of Twitter and Facebook. These days most updates I do on Twitter and they appear on Facebook. Oftentimes I will post in English in Twitter, where the majority of my followers are English speakers, and do my occasional update in Spanish in Facebook, where I have a LOT of Spanish speaking friends.
One thing I had NEVER done was participate in a large scale real time discussion with lots of other people. I get hashtags; I had just never tried it. Some time ago I had seen the #RPGchat discussions and lurked, fascinated by all the ideas floating about. So last week I saw they were discussing Gen Con this week and decided to join in. I used my iPhone with the Twitter app and was able to follow and participate so easily.
The people participating in the discussion where friendly, helpful and so much fun and I won a prize they were giving away! It was the most fun I’ve had in Twitter. Shout out to all the fine folk there, it was a pleasure to meet you. I will definitely be joining them again.
I did embrace Google+ early one so worry not I’m keeping up to day.
Just in case, if you are interested, in Facebook you can find me as email@example.com, in Google+ as firstname.lastname@example.org (you can see a pattern emerging here) and in Twitter as @Sunglar. I’d love to get to know you all better!
For me Twitter has been always my #1 social network thingie. It’s a great way to communicate with people and to spread the word about posts you’ve written, things you’ve discovered on the net or just to spurt out some random thoughts. The fact that not everyone you follow has to follow you back is a huge advantage over Facebook.
That’s why I like Google+ so much. Putting someone into a circle is a lot like following someone on Twitter. But you can write longer post, share videos, images and links more easily and you have better control over who sees what.
Having said that, all of the three major social networks have their advantages. That’s one of the reasons why I haven’t shut down my FB account yet.
FB keeps pulling you in!!!