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How many bloggers use Facebook? December 13, 2007

 

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I keep getting invitations to Facebook. For some unknown to me reasons however I was avoiding registration there.And finally a friend has convinced me to try it out. And… may be I need more time but I found nothing special about that Facebook – actually more contras than pros!  – the layout is not attractive, I can not post my blog-posts and – the most terrifying  – they want SOOO much private information!

I said to my friend: “Honestly, I don’t understand all that hype about Facebook”   – he laughed and said “Sure! You are a blogger!” 🙂

Are bloggers really that much different from the other Social Network users? I tend to think – yes! On the other hand I have recently read somewhere (can not find the link) that in fact there is a tendency of blogger drifting from blogging away – because of Facebeook! I can not imagine that would happen to me…I love blogging! 🙂

On the other hand there seem to be an issue of “pseudonyms ban”on Facebook, and that is what many blogger really like – to take other names. Like writers 🙂

Now I wonder how the situation really is – and would be very grateful to my blogging friends for the comments about their loyalty to blogging and interest on Facebook (if any).

LOVE, axinia

 

19 Responses to “How many bloggers use Facebook?”

  1. axinia Says:

    Found online:
    Why blogs and not Facebook or MySpace:
    In contrast to social networking, blogging offers a person-centric way for individuals to come online. A social network like Facebook gives you your own place online, but it’s not really your own place. As Copyblogger Brian Clark recently said in a blog post, “For me, there’s really no appeal in spending a lot of time creating ‘user-generated’ content via a social networking application. That’s like remodeling the kitchen in a house you rent.”

    http://shaileshh.blogspot.com/2007/12/next-social-network-wordpress.html

  2. radha Says:

    To me it might happen the opposite, meaning shifting from facebook to blogging, now that i am getting much ineteresting to blogging. actually i started my first blog last year http://www.spontaneyland.blogspot.com. And i have so much to share that i am thinking to start 2 new more besides the 4 keeping for now (2 in EN, 2 in italian).
    BUT what about Fb? I love it. Its personal though. its becuase i was living in other places before arriving Hong Kong and all the time in collective houses, then i have so much friends to keep contact with. And thru fb i love to show them lots of pics of where i am now, update them on whats going on here, how i spend the weekends, asking them the same, things like that. I dont question myself about this service sincerely, i enjoy it a lot and see that my firends do the same. Also, there is a command on facebook where you can post your blog-contents too, i did it before then deleted recently, now i am going back to post again. ahaha the fun of the net! much love ah my fb account is garima so. btw what about twitter, i dont understand it…

  3. radha Says:

    pls tell the name of the flower in the picture, i recognize it from the leaves but cannot remember, they are lovely buds:)

  4. Nita Says:

    I have got several invitations to facebook and have ignored them. In fact it was become some invitations that I had joined orkut but i found I was getting stupid c ‘scraps’ from strangers. I have now turned that thing off, removed most of my personal info and plan to delete the account one of these days, if I can get myself to visit orkut! 🙂
    As for facebook, I doubt whether I will ever go on it, but then on never knows!

  5. Nita Says:

    I jsut read that link about Jon Swift. Thanks. I had no idea!

  6. Solveig Says:

    I got a couple of invitation to Facebook and I totally ignored them.
    This is an internet community meaning getting to know many people, getting in touch with new one, meaning that people will know many personal things about you.
    I heard a story from a girl who had some intention to go out with a guy who was also on this facebook but then she saw him putting a photo there with another girl near him. The girl supposed they might have something between them. She got upset.
    I personally don’t like this demostration of your life in public. There are people who do.

    Blogging is like writing and reading books or diaries, and facebook is like going out to a party to meet new people.

    I prefer books.

  7. axinia Says:

    Very nice insight, Solveig! 🙂

  8. BadKarma Says:

    I have a Facebook account. What I like about it is that without much investment, I can keep in touch with others that I normally cannot hang out with (distance, not close friends, etc). Though it might be little snippets of info, it is better than nothing. I have actually met up with a few college buddies that I would never have otherwise.

    Every new technology has it’s pros and cons. And I wouldn’t worry about Facebook stealing bloggers – there is nothing to fear but fear itself.

    You can auto-import your blog into facebook in the form of notes:
    http://www.facebook.com/editnotes.php?import

  9. BadKarma Says:

    Facebook also incorporates Twitter-like behavior in the form of status updates. I believe that is one of the very interesting and peripheral ways of keeping in touch.

  10. axinia Says:

    hey, BadKarma, thank for the support: Importing my blog is quite an argument 🙂

  11. sunshineforlife Says:

    hi axinia, i think i got facebook but i don’t check it regularly. jts got into it coz oftoo much invitations. am more regular with friendster that made me connect to friends from way back primary school. 🙂

  12. axinia Says:

    Hi, I am trying it out, this facebeook 🙂
    And look what for message I got:

    “Attention all Facebook membeRs.
    Facebook is recently becoming very overpopulated,
    There have been many members complaining that Facebook
    is becoming very slow.Record shows that the reason is
    that there are too many non-active Facebook members
    And on the other side too many new Facebook members.
    We will be sending this messages around to see if the
    Members are active or not,If you’re active please send
    to other users using Copy+Paste to show that you are active
    Those who do not send this message within 2 weeks,
    The user will be deleted without hesitation to create more space,
    If Facebook is still overpopulated we kindly ask for donations but until then send this message to all your friends and make sure you send
    this message to show me that your active and not deleted.

    Founder of Facebook
    Mark Zuckerberg”

  13. JV Says:

    Facebook cannot be compared to blogging. Facebook is like showcase. I am not against Facebook or in favour of blogging. Facebook gives you exposure with pre-fitted things and is like hangout point. Whereas blogging gives you complete control to you creativity.

    You can link your wordpress blog, flickr account, shelfari account and many other applications and put togather in the Facebook account.

    But in conclusion, if you are comfortable with blogging you dont need facebook account.

  14. phyreblade Says:

    @Axinia
    I have both a Facebook and Myspace account as well as a couple of blogs. I am a rather anti-social person by any standard, so my opinion may not count for much, but I can definitely say I spend a vastly greater amount of time on blogs than I do on either of these social networking sites.

    There is indeed a great difference. On Myspace and Facebook, I get added to peoples friends lists, but rarely really get any insight into their personality. Here, I get to read your posts, your thoughts about things and get a good look at the kind of person you are. Even in anonymous blogs of jest, satire, angst and anger, a persons character always shows through.

    So I submit that blogging is a vastly superior social interaction medium when compared to these social networking sites.

    P.S.
    Your blog is interesting. I find myself fundamentally opposed to how you interpret certain things, however you have a very honest, real, and positive attitude, which is rare and valuable trait these days.

    I tip my hat to you for that. Happy holidays and have a great new year.

  15. phyreblade Says:

    P.P.S.

    That Facebook message you got is most likely a hoax. Facebook administrators tend to use email addresses to contact their members, not posts. And they can track user activity without the need for you to cut and paste messages.

    I simply deleted the message, as it is probably spam.

  16. axinia Says:

    Thanks, phyreblade for your valuable comments!
    I am pleased with your compliment on my blog, it it a high makr to me that you call it “very honest, real, and positive attitude”. THANKS!

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  19. airport Says:

    seems to me that everyone and their mom is using facebook today, even my grandparents have one!!


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