I never really thought of Flickr as a social media before reading Chapter 6 of Engage!. But then again there really isn’t a concrete definition as to what exactly is “social media.”  The sharing of pictures to friends and love one who aren’t near is creating a online community that is receiving and giving feedback is “social media.”  hmm

I myself never really used Flickr but i have created an album on Facebook of family picture to share with my family that are far. As a result i have create bonds with family members i may have never had a bond with all because of sharing photos via Facebook.

Though Flickr is unique but i don’t think it can stand alone as Facebook can as a social media.  With Facebook you can share a picture or a whole album with just a click. Leave comments tags other friends and family in the picture which grows the online community. Yes, Flickr has a place where you can join a group but most people just want to look at the pictures and move on. No comments! There is also a place where you can be apart of the discussion  which is nice but some people such as myself really don’t want to be apart of a discussion.

Flickr just every other social media has its place in this great big ol’ world of social media.

When i was in middle school forums and group were the coolest things. Especially for B2k fans. sigh Any B2k Member reading this one reunion show that all i ask Raz-b don’t have to be apart of it. Can a girl dream!  I digress forums were the perfect place to get information about my favorite group read fan fiction. Which i written some in my day. These forums great bonds with totally stranger with one thing in common their love for B2k. These people became your “friends” people you talked to everyday after school. Of course after home work was done.

Now that i am older i really don’t interact with forum as much even if there is something that interest me. I want interact in that community. i am a reader of information i don’t comment.

My favorite dashboard is the one for tumblr. I can like, re-blog or comment with even going to people pages.  Its a pretty cool set up Tumblr has as their dashboard they are always making changes which can be annoying.

When it comes to social networks i am not quick to join everyone because some says it going help me land a job etc. I’ll join a new one when i become bored with the ones i have already. Less is more. social media is changing every day no need to get caught up in the hype.

Overall good readings still enjoying the book thus far.

Dee

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