Saturday, October 31, 2009

Non Sequitur Takes a Poke at Social Networking

I love the comics. I read them every day. Well, almost every day, if I have to be utterly honest. One of my favorites is Non Sequitur.

Wiley Miller, the cartoonist for Non Sequitur has an outrageous sense of humor and sees our world as no one else does absurdities and all.

A few days ago, he jumped into the world of social networking by taking a poke at Facebook.

So, what is social networking? It's the grouping of individuals into specific groups. Huh? Here's a website that can explain it easily. WHAT IS SOCIAL NETWORKING?

Facebook is just one of those social networks. Myspace is another. LinkedIn is another. Those are the top three. And, they're all used for very different reasons by very different people.

I'm going to be VERY basic here. One size does not FIT ALL!!!!

Myspace is used by the younger crowd and the artists groups: authors, muscians, artists, etc.

Facebook is used by slightly older crowd and you still have the artists groups as well as more business people. It's also used by the families and schoolmates looking to reconnect.

LinkedIn is probably the only one that has the majority of business people on it and does nearly all business, no socializing.

I purposely left out the Tweeters mostly because I don't understand them, and I don't exactly know how they fit into a stable social network.

So, enjoy the cartoons and have fun on your social networking site of choice.


Anonymous said...

hehe, cute comic! I'm guilty of using "facebok" (or FB) as a verb also.

Eileen Williams said...

I thought your review of social networking sites was great! You laid it all out so clearly and I liked your basic approach--it was perfect for those of us who are just getting started with the whole idea of online social networking.
I'm still coming to terms with it, and feel a little like the guy in the cartoon--so thanks for the great laugh, too!

LindyLouMac said...

Hi Vicki, I just wanted to welcome you as a follower of my book review blog. It looks like your own blog is inactive, so at least for now I will not add you to my author blog roll.