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Social Networking: Necessity or Guilty Pleasure?

Posted on Apr 18, 2012 by Lisa Ricard Claro   No Comments Yet | Posted in facebook · social networking · Twitter

This week I have no naked truth to impart. Rather, I’m seeking the naked truth—yours, to be exact—regarding social networking.
I’m fascinated by the pervasiveness of Facebook and Twitter.  Although I have a Facebook account I only visit the site a couple times a week, usually to confirm my blog posts are updating. Only occasionally do I write a specific update on my Facebook page. But there are many who qualify as Facebook junkies (you know who you are!) and I’d like your input regarding what it is you love about Facebook, as well as if your reasons for creating a Facebook page have changed over time or remain the same.
Now for Twitter. I don’t have a Twitter account, but I’m told I’m missing out. My questions here are the same. If you love Twitter, please leave a comment explaining why and what keeps you tuned in.
Part of the reason I’m slow to jump on the social networking bandwagon is time. To make room in my already slammed schedule for Facebook and Twitter I’ll have to bump something else, and believe me when I say there isn’t anything I can expel.  How do you find the time to be active in the social networking sites without taking time from other worthy/mandatory pursuits, and—here’s the big question—do you consider social networking to be a productive use of your time, or frivolous? Is it a necessity or a guilty pleasure?
I’m seeking the naked truth about social networking. Love it or loathe it, I’d like to hear your point of view!
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