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Ask the Readers: What is Your Favorite Social Service or Network? [Poll]

Social services and networks are an excellent way to relax and have fun or stay connected with the important people in your life. This week we would like to know which social service or network that you use.


There are all kinds of social networks and services available to meet your online needs and the number keeps growing every day. Whether it is managing your photo collections, blogging, connecting with family & friends, or updating your current location there is a service or network ready to help out. Depending on your needs or available time you may only be active on one or two services & networks. Or you could be very social and feel that there is just not enough time in the day to experience it all.

Your choice of social services and networks is a very personal decision. Do you like how the website is set up? Perhaps they have easy to use features. Are you active there just to have fun or are your interests focused more on maintaining professional contacts. Social services and networks are also a great way to release news updates and help bring attention to your business. It is all out there waiting for you.

This week we want you to share your favorite social services and networks with us. Who knows, you or someone else might find that perfect fit for their online social needs.

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Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 09/1/10

Comments (29)

  1. iMohammad

    Twitter is the best one!

  2. Hatryst

    Facebook for all :)

    Hey Angel, are you on facebook/twitter? What do you use?

  3. C_3PO

    Twitter rules why?

    Because the sad gits on Facebook don’t get it!
    You follow who you want and can reply if you wish
    No old school friend will rag your ass to follow you over and zzzz…….
    Real live updates
    Facebook is a must have fashion accessory to the mindless out of work

  4. Hatryst

    Now PING is here (Apple’s new service, introduced only 2 hours ago), it will be the next big thing in the world of social networking ;) Included withthe new iTunes 10
    Angel, you posted this poll a bit too early… Apple has entered the social networking world as well !

  5. Lady Fitzgerald

    I voted OTHER since there was no button for NONE. I don’t need a social network to be socialble. Friends and I have been able to communicate just fine via e-mail, telephone, and face to face. People don’t need an up to the minute blow by blow account of every day of my life, especially just any Tom, Dick or Harriet (don’t think privacy sttings can’t be compromised). Social networks have been a hotbed of scams and computer invasions if one doesn’t have privacy settings properly set. Even then, people are constantly getting duped into bypassing those settings which can put other people in their personal network at risk. I just don’t have the time and energy to expend on maintaining a social network page. Before anyone accuses me of being a technophobe who hasn’t tried it, I had a MySpace page for a short while. Big deal.

  6. David Levine

    I like Twitter because it’s short and simple. People post too much crap on Facebook.

  7. Grant

    FIDO Net is the BEST!!!!

  8. Asian Angel

    @Hatryst – I have a blog at LiveJournal and a Twitter account. ^__^

  9. sam

    Steam, the only social network that actually has a point!

  10. Ryan

    I guess Facebook but only because myspace died out :(

    R.I.P. Myspace

  11. Jon

    I only use one (Facebook) so it’s not exactly a favorite…it’s just what I use.

  12. Kevin

    None of the above

  13. vik

    i like ourkut

  14. james

    FB … however … people have to realize that this is just an outlet … some use it as their alter ego … saddest mistake that i noticed is that most take it too seriously …

  15. Juergen

    Hey, where is the button for “I don’t use Social Networks!” ???

  16. jon_hill987

    If I care what other people had been doing I talk to them.

  17. jon_hill987


  18. Olly

    None of them. I don’t use social services/networks.

  19. _NathanBaxter_

    Twitter is my favourite network but I keep having to check Facebook to interact with friends too scared to move out of the shallow-end of the pool :S

  20. asdf-chan

    None, they all suck

  21. Cara by preference

  22. Ben

    StumbleUpon is the best!

  23. John

    Ma Bell (well, okay, here it’s Shaw, my catch-all provider).

  24. madhukarah


  25. Zone


  26. Jayant

    Facebook is the best..

    And for me[many tech geek indians], is also a good one

  27. bubs353

    Stumbleupon is great.

  28. Alan

    Facebook will always be number 1,

  29. rroberto

    After joining Facebook, it took over my life — and not in a good way.

    Instead of going out to spend real time with real friends, I spent far too much indoor time reconnecting with old friends that led to nothing but tons of email, not planning to do anything except send messages to people I really never saw — or even spoke to on the phone. I didn’t read a book or seriously listen to music because I was always on Facebook. So I closed my account and never looked back.

    For people who prefer the quantity rather than the quality of “friendships,” grab you ur fave social networking app/site and go for it!

    As for me. I prefer face-to-face interactions — especially with true friends who aren’t texting or checking their email on their smart phones while I’m trying to talk to them.

    I know I’m in a small minority, but so are the best friends I have.

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