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Where Do You Draw The Line When It Comes To Where You Are Online?

July 9th, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

“Are you online?” I was watching You’ve Got Mail the other night and smirked a little at this particular line. To these characters (from just 10 years ago), being online meant having an email account and apparently visiting chat rooms. That was it.

Now, if you’re online, chances are, you’re more than one place online. Chances are, you’re plenty of places online.

Myself, I have a website and a blog. I’m on Twitter, Facebook, and though I rarely visit, I am still on Myspace. I also have a account for my online listening needs.

On top of this, I take care of the blog, Twitter, Myspace, Facebook, and a few other accounts for my band. AND I write for a couple websites like here on Shameless.

I don’t have a Flickr account, a FriendFeed account, a LinkedIn account, a account, an Etsy shop, an Artfire shop… I could go on and on.

I regularly get “invitations” asking me to join a new social networking tool and get emails from people telling me about the greatest new site they’ve found for whatever.

Most I ignore. But sometimes the decision isn’t so easy. What if I’m not on the one site that could connect me with the “right” people? What if I’m not using a site that could greatly improve my life?

I try to keep it as simple as possible, joining only the sites that I think are really necessary and/or utilized.

And you? How do you decide which sites to join? Or maybe more on point, how do you decide which sites NOT to join?

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