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Any other IT pros that DON'T use social media?
« on: 10. May 2017., 19:51:57 »
These days it feels like you can't even unroll toilet paper without seeing an icon for Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Instagram or any of the social media site.  Personally, three years ago I stepped away from the rampant perpetration, hypocrisy, and narcissism that tends to be social media.  I closed all my accounts with the exception of LinkedIn.  I'm beginning to sway away from that one as well.  More and more people are using it like Facebook.  Even among work colleagues, I tend to be the odd man out.  Someone is always talking about something they saw on a social media site.  Mind you, what they saw is never work related or even a useful topic.  I don't really see it as vital to my career to maintain a presence on the top sites.  Are there any other IT pros that do not use, or in my case, kinda despise social media?  Is it vital in your line of work?

And before anyone says it, I don't view forums as social media.  They are discussions about a topic or shared information.  Not 1000 likes on a picture of someone's new bikini or the sandwich they had for lunch.

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Any other IT pros that DON'T use social media?
« on: 10. May 2017., 19:51:57 »
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« Reply #1 on: 11. May 2017., 17:19:43 »
I Use fb Just To Be Able To Post Comments On All Sorts Of Sites.

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C - To Be Fair, LINKEDIN Is A Forum Too, Because You Can Create/Join Groups, And All Sorts Of News Articles, And Comment On Them - Lots Of Them Are IT Related - Like **Group Of IT Professionals**, Just To Name 1 Of The Many I Have Joined.

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Re: Any other IT pros that DON'T use social media?
« Reply #2 on: 14. May 2017., 09:36:29 »
These days it feels like you can't even unroll toilet paper without seeing an icon for Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Instagram or any of the social media site. Personally, three years ago I stepped away from the rampant perpetration, hypocrisy, and narcissism that tends to be social media.  I closed all my accounts with the exception of LinkedIn.  I'm beginning to sway away from that one as well.  More and more people are using it like Facebook.  Even among work colleagues, I tend to be the odd man out.  Someone is always talking about something they saw on a social media site.  Mind you, what they saw is never work related or even a useful topic.  I don't really see it as vital to my career to maintain a presence on the top sites.  Are there any other IT pros that do not use, or in my case, kinda despise social media?  Is it vital in your line of work?

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I totally agree with You... personally I avoid all of them as much as I can BUT they are vital part of SCforum - as You see, We must to follow trends & have accounts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Google+.


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Re: Any other IT pros that DON'T use social media?
« Reply #3 on: 16. May 2017., 01:29:34 »
I totally agree with You... personally I avoid all of them as much as I can BUT they are vital part of SCforum - as You see, We must to follow trends & have accounts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Google+.

It makes sense in your line of work.  Though I doubt you'll be posting a pic of your lunch.   ;D

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Re: Any other IT pros that DON'T use social media?
« Reply #4 on: 17. May 2017., 20:18:44 »
I totally agree with You... personally I avoid all of them as much as I can BUT they are vital part of SCforum - as You see, We must to follow trends & have accounts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Google+.

It makes sense in your line of work.  Though I doubt you'll be posting a pic of your lunch.   ;D

That's for sure. O0

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Re: Any other IT pros that DON'T use social media?
« Reply #5 on: 28. May 2017., 06:22:12 »
I completely agree with you... And while I have not completely closed many of my accounts, it has been almost 3 years that I stopped looking at them.... One of the best moves I think I could have made a few years back was to not link my new mobile to the site apps.... If something comes up I can still look at or check them every few months via a browser, but this way there is not as much irreverent, intrusive info sucking the life out of me.... As far as Linkedin it started to look like people were hawking for friend of profession recommendation requests, because they met me once or vouched for our abilities, it kinda felt like people were just trolling for contacts....

And while you can still locate relevant info at times, for the most part I feel that I don't need FB and many others like them to reach new clients or gain valuable resources in respect to IT....

I do still participate and lookup info on forums, but this does not really feel like social media to me...

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Re: Any other IT pros that DON'T use social media?
« Reply #6 on: 28. May 2017., 18:51:37 »
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...One of the best moves I think I could have made a few years back was to not link my new mobile to the site apps.... If something comes up I can still look at or check them every few months via a browse...

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Beside yourself, on this way, you save your battery as well: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/personal/2015/10/15/facebook-app-might-draining-your-phones-battery/73994020/

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« Reply #7 on: 28. May 2017., 21:44:42 »
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