Is social networking worth your time?

United States
September 21, 2010 11:36am CST
I sit at my desk day after day, racking my brain on something to either write about or something to do if I have no work. I log on to my facebook and see friends and family on there and then read over things they have written. Somethings upset me as I see what they wrote and others just type a friendly status. I had originally made a facebook for work purposes but family quickly added me. Now I sit there and wonder is it really worth it? There is so much drama that I don't know if I want to post my work there, or even sign on anymore. Do you go through the same thing? If so what do you do?
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13 responses
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
21 Sep 10
I have separate accounts for private use and professional use, for starters, which really helps. I think you can block certain things on some of the social networks so they do not become too distracting (on Facebook for instance), so maybe that could be a solution for you if you have already tried this? By blocking certain things you are not telling the people in question this, so it is really a safe way to keep the distractions away.
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• United States
21 Sep 10
Thank you. I guess I never had given thought to having two accounts. Only problem is the only people I know are friends and family. So how would I get others to see my work? And I was being serious, do I go and add other people that are only professionals or just random people I don't know?
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• Bulgaria
21 Sep 10
Actually,It's not but the social networks are so addictive,and all your friends are there,and you know what's going on with them,and you don't have to go outside for contact,as a matter of fact,you can learn more about a friend's life on facebook,than actually going out with him.
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• Singapore
22 Sep 10
I have a Facebook account but I seldom sign in. The reason is because, THERE'S NOTHING TO DO! A lot of people, especially the young ones always sit in front of the computer screen, refreshing their Facebook page, see what their friends are doing, so on and so forth. They will even play the Facebook games that only they find it fun, which I don't understand what fun the games contain!!! I asked my friend about this and he said that the games can be left untouched and we can multi-task. So, I don't think social networking is ever worth my time. It wastes energy. Why not do something more constructive like posting and responding here on Mylot? It's still better than social networking sites.
• United States
22 Sep 10
I have to agree about the games. I don't play them either. I tried but they weren't my cup of tea. If I wanted to play a game I would want something more challenging to my mind. And sometimes I have to agree that it's a waste of time. But then again I think about how much I use to make by adding my articles to my posts for people to see. But thank you so much for responding.
• Hong Kong
22 Sep 10
It is worth my time.. I can meet my old classmates on Facebook..you may know their situation.. I can keep contact with my friends and relative, you can have a fruitful time!
• United States
22 Sep 10
Yeah I was amazed when i found a friend I grew up with that lived in Florida. I hadn't spoken to her in years and it was there she was one day.
• United States
22 Sep 10
social networking always worth....beacause spend time with collegues friends and neghibours or anyone who know you but not living in your country or maybe dont have time to meet face to face...this is the common answer of all question you can meet them by your prefrence on any social networking site even discussion can be made and one can take thousend of advise on one topic which is really help allot people..in my opinion its a WIN WIN situation....best of luck
• Philippines
22 Sep 10
For me social networking site worth for my time if I have a time to share the word of God instead of doing none sense thing from those site! What I mean is that, if you have no sense thing to do in FAcebook, twitter, or etc; stop doing it and find some sense thing. However, what I do every time I log on my facebook is to share a bible verse that is definitely worth for my time since I done my responsibility as a christian. God Bless!
@jambi462 (4599)
• United States
22 Sep 10
I stopped bothering with social networking sites like facebook and myspace a long time ago. There are already way too many things in life that seem like a waste of time and I don't really need a virtual interaction with people that I don't really know that well or people that I would rather be communicating with in real life. People would rather talk through programs like these social networking sites then actually hang out with each other and have to interact with each other face to face. Really the only social networking that is worth my time is mylot and peoplestring because they both pay you for your activity that you are doing on their websites. Meanwhile sites like facebook and myspace are making millions off of their idiotic users and aren't sharing a single cent of it. We all know though that the rich only get richer.
• Philippines
22 Sep 10
social networking sites is worthy of my time because i connect with my friends from far away with them (especially facebook). it's also a form of communication for my friends. being connected with my friends is something important for me.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
21 Sep 10
well i go on facebook to keep in touch with friends and family members that i dont get to see that often. that is what i use the site for. if i visit it, i am only on there for about 5 minutes each time.
@Catana (736)
• United States
21 Sep 10
I don't like big sites like Facebook, and I don't use them. My networking is focused on writing and publishing, so I prefer a more specialized kind of networking. I track bloggers who write about the subjects I'm interested in, and leave comments whenever I have something useful or interesting to say. I'm in a writing community where I can point to my blog posts and talk about my writing. If I wanted to chatter about my personal life or keep up with friends, I might use Facebook, but there's really too much unpleasant stuff going on there for it to tempt me. I'm on Twitter, but I don't tweet very often. I use it mostly to keep up with the latest links for good articles and websites.
@carolbee (16243)
• United States
21 Sep 10
I recently joined Facebook. Don't spend much time on there but do visit about the time I think our youngest daughter will be on the site. She lives in another state and I hate calling because her kids still nap. Don't want to disturb her. I have seen some drama and I avoid it at all cost. I was there one day and had over 90 friends. It was fun for about a day...lol I wouldn't get mixed up in anyone's drama because I hate conflict. Maybe you could visit Facebook at a time when a good portion of your relatives aren't online. Another option would be to make yourself private so nobody would know you were there. I don't know how to do it but know there is a way. Am not home much during the day so when I have loads of time I vary my sites. I do a couple of sites on here that do pay, not much but they pay. I always show up at myLot sometime during the day or evening. Today I had to stay here and try to get caught up on laundry. It was a major must!
@bagputza (504)
• Belgium
21 Sep 10
Hello and good morning dear Khopkins75 , ohh well to be hones i kind of assemble you on the reasons that i've oppnned an account with Facebook and Myspace , there are on these site Online Poker Clubs , and i got invited to join , i do have been added by my sister , and my mother doesbt use these social network websites , so i dont really get those types of messages that you get to read , aniway , i am not really logged on or reading on these sites , i simply log on and get my poker private tournaments passwords and get on to the poker site to start playing the tourneys. Have a great day dear friend Khopkins75 Florin
@harry89 (2332)
• India
21 Sep 10
not really as u cant do the same thing everyday