I have to admit I thought I was a typical ‘with it’ Gen Y when it came to social media tools but there are so many different tools – how can you possibly keep track of them all – or work out which ones are best? And is it really worth using a tool that hasn’t taken off yet?
I joined Twitter tonight – but I’m not particularly good at changing my status on Facebook so I don’t really expect that for me Twitter will take off - but you have to try these things. If you’re interested I’m at @zaana.
I also joined Swurl – which I actually quite like – brings together all of your social networking into one spot – so from there you can see my blog, flickr, twitter, and delicious (I never remember where the .’s are!). Although at the moment it looks full of delicious and about nothing else as the other three are all new to me – from the creating side anyway. You could also see my Facebook status if I enabled it – but then like I already said I’m not so good at updating that anyway!
I also very much believe in the values of Slideshare but am yet to actually upload any of my presentations yet – similar to Flickr and Librarything.
I am most fortunate that I have quite a unique name – allowing me to use my own name as my avatar most of the time (and am very annoyed when its not available as it means I probably joined many moons earlier and can’t remember those historic details of mine!) I hate to think about how many different accounts I have created at the hundreds of sites I’ve visited over the past year or so – often to test things out and then never return. I guess that’s what makes web 2.0 tools last in this fleeting virtual social world – value or at least a sense of it.