The Big Question

Big Question #20: Your Favorite Social Media Platform

If you enjoy social media, you certainly have plenty of options to choose from.

I’m pretty sure Facebook was the first social media platform I joined (if you don’t count a blog as social media, and I go back and forth on whether I count blogging as being a part of social media or a complementary medium).

I’ve been on Facebook since I lived in Virginia, which has been more than eight years now. This blog has its own Facebook page, which you are more than welcome to like. (Hint, hint.)

Likely that same year, I joined Twitter as @patricksplace. I hope you’re following me there, too! Somehow, I’ve managed to send out more than 48,000 tweets. Don’t ask me how!

I’m also on Instagram, where I publish photos from time to time. I’ve tried to commit to pushing at least one photo a day, but that hasn’t really happened for more than a few days in a row at a time.

I’ve tried Pinterest, but it really isn’t for me. And it appears that most of my readers haven’t been bitten by that bug, either, which sort of makes sense: it’d seem much more weird if all of my readers were coming here from Pinterest and I was the one who couldn’t make it work.

Like many people seem to say, I’m also on Google+, which I want to like, but just haven’t been able to fully embrace. Recently, an article suggested Google was essentially taking some of its best features to use elsewhere, was was interpreted at the time to be the first nail in the coffin for that particular social network. But time will tell.

There are other options out there, too, some of which I’ve used or tried and others I avoid like the plague.

If I had to pick a favorite, it’d be Facebook, because that’s where conversations can happen both publicly and privately without the annoying 140-character limit.

How about you?

What’s your favorite social media platform and why?

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 28 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.