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Social Media Noise overload

One of my friends has declared that he is no longer reading Facebook feed, and any LJ which has twitter reposted to it.

I can sympathize. First of all, twitter reposts: In Facebook I hide all posts from the Twitter apps. My general policy is, if I want to read your twitter, I would have already added you on twitter. In which case you are double spamming me. And there are people I like reading LJ posts from, that I don't like to read their twitter. It's just the nature of the relationship we have. Why should I be so much more involved in your mundane details, when we never have dinner in real life together?

And LJ posts tend to be more substantive and interesting then what you had for breakfast.

There are a few people that I follow on all 3 mediums: LJ, facebook and twitter.

Right now I have 450 friends on facebook. I hide about 150 of them. I have a ruthless tendency to delete friends. I've probably deleted 200 people by now, and Andy disapproves since it's bad marketing. But I do follow my facebook feed religiously, and the people I hide and don't unfriend are generally people who's feelings I care more about. Otherwise I would just unfriend the whole hidden ones.

People really take unfriending seriously. This whole social media noise management is hard.

On a journaling note: Yesterday I went to ballet class, where I can feel my body becoming stronger. And then Andy and I saw Iron Man 2 at the drafthouse, which was fun.



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May. 11th, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
I hook up Twitter and Facebook because most of the people I know on Facebook don't have Twitter accounts and I have a ghetto phone that I can only update via text to Twitter haha. But I try and find a middle ground and not update too much to save the sanity of those who follow me on both. I have friends who update constantly though and has them linked and omg...ahhh I know how it is. :-/ Sometimes I just want to delete all my accounts!
May. 11th, 2010 07:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah my facebook status update happens at about once a day..
May. 11th, 2010 04:37 pm (UTC)
Oh God, Facebook. What a complete waste of time. I stopped following that a long time ago. I only keep mine around so my friends from grad school can message me. Because apparently only old people use email anymore.

(By the way...I still have ianthe.org registered in my name until 2012. Do you want to do something with it, like transfer ownership to you, or at least point the IP address to a machine that's actually up? ;)
May. 11th, 2010 04:45 pm (UTC)
man i would love ownership of it, but it's still like $300 or something to transfer right?

nadinestudio.com is currently my photography website, can you point to that?
May. 11th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think I have something like 2/3 or 3/4 of my FB friends hidden and just about any ap post. I also have an LJ filter for people whose journals I actually want to read. It's just all too much and people really do take unfriending seriously.
May. 11th, 2010 07:31 pm (UTC)
Wow, you're inspiring me to hide more people :)
May. 11th, 2010 09:19 pm (UTC)
I hide a *lot* of people on FB. There's a lot of nice people out there with whom I only have a casual acquaintance. I really don't have the time to process through all the important -- and not so important -- things that they post about.

Long Live Livejournal, where people tend to post something of substance!
May. 12th, 2010 10:52 am (UTC)
Does anyone follow Facebook ? Particularily anyone with hundreds of unhidden friends ? Nuts !

May. 22nd, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
Wow, the concept of having to formally unfriend someone on a social network is scary. I'm glad I never got too caught up in this new-fangled digital society thing.

You know, you could just disappear from the digital world and keep in touch with people the hard way. Blashpheme, perhaps, but it's just a thought.
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