Social Networks, such as Facebook and Livejournal, are attractive for the way that they can bring like-minded people together. But they also separate people, if you are not on the same network.
For a long time I was determinedly posting things I find interesting to my own personal blog. This was cross-posted to LiveJournal, as I had a lot of friends there; but any comment was/is imported back into my main blog. Hence a complete discussion could always be viewed on the blog itself.
In the last few months, I have been persuaded onto Facebook – this was because of friends who were on FB and not on LJ. However, I very soon found a lot of people I already talked to on LJ also on FB.
To be honest, I find FB a far more useful experience that LJ, and one might almost say I have been seduced by it a little; to the extent that I’ve found myself posting things on FB as the primary, rather than my blog; and I hadn’t actually checked LJ for a long time.
Out of curiousity, for those of you on multiple networks – what makes you decide where you are going to post something? Or is it simply whatever network is flavour of the month?
For my part, I am now beginning to evolve something that works for me. Stuff that is about me, and may be interesting even in a few weeks or months time, will be posted to my blog, and cross-posted/shared as appropriate. Silly stuff that is of this moment – including sharing news items and videos – will probably simply be posted to FB.