Blogging Versus Social Media

Posted by aksn1p3r
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Blogging XKCD

I'm sure most of you have read some post pertaining to this title in the past but things have changed so drastically that the difference between the two are a bit blurred.

With the release of Google+,  changes to Facebook and creation of numerous social media and networking apps, its all become social media.

Be it blogging, gaming, or just sharing a link or your location... its social media.

It may not be the actual socializing with all of your contacts but it is the tendency to share more of what you feel interests you and your 'friends' or contacts.

Some elements, that were excluded in the past,  have been introduced into social media... namely 'gamification' and sentiments.

Gamification, although not a proper term, means that you are awarded for your activity on the app or site.  It is like achievements in the online gaming networks: Steam, XBOX Live and PSN. This method encourages user activity even more than the user would actually do if no reward existed for those actions.

Sentiments like 'Like', 'Digg', 'OMG!' are basically the most innovative rating system based on sentimental remarks. In this case, the more of a certain sentiment, the more popularity the content has. It is very similar to the concept of "any publicity is good publicity", where even the most vile content can rank the best.

After all is shared and done, it is up to the rest of the 'online society' to partake in what you started and vice-versa. 

On a side-note, it is great to see that MyDL has adopted the achievements, now for those 'OMG' posts! :)

I invite you to be friends with me on these networks that I frequent: Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Digg.

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redsaid
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redsaid Friday, 21 October 2011

Ah, so you're a regular little social networking butterfly, aren't you? ;) Your post is very timely. Have you noticed the new kid on the social networking block? We covered it [url]here http://www.mydigitallife.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1060289:chimein-to-new-social-network-to-earn-a-dime&catid=15:scene-and-heard&Itemid=32[/url] today.

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Charmed Sunday, 23 October 2011

Welcome back dude! I hope you're sticking around this time.

I only ever use Google+ to share links (but not that often). I don't login everyday). I hate that notifications are part of Gmail. Very sneaky of Google to do that.

I find it annoying that all social networks are now competing to be the same. A few years ago Twitter and Facebook were different platforms, now they're the same. You can subscribe to people's updates on Facebook. That's what people use Twitter for!

I'm probably the minority that thinks this way.

Btw, I do like the new timeline layout.

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tonio Thursday, 27 October 2011

yes, right on the button, with this one......as with the outside which becomes the inside, radio to video to 3D to virtual reality, the outside gives way to be taken inside....folk are being drawn away from reality to go online. Blogging will be taken over by.............

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