Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Social Networking Sites and Me

I'm pretty sure that you already have lots of different accounts on various social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn and lots more. I remember my very first account is on Friendster few years back and I'm not sure if anyone is still using the site to socialize as I have deleted my account there for few years now. A friend of mine is encouraging me to Facebook when it started or became a hit but I declined. At first, I thought it was just a waste of time looking at someone else's account, pictures or whatever..lol.. I was never really interested, haha.. arte ko pa non..lol


I always see my SIL open her account and showed me some pictures if her friends and families and would you believe that one of my cousin is her friend already. After seeing pictures of my cousin whom I have not seen in many many years in Facebook that's the only time that I decided to create an account at Facebook. So it was on only February 8, 2010 when I joined Facebook. A late bloomer huh.. hehe..



After creating an account I was able to reconnect to my relatives in the US and some parts of the world. I even found my long lost friends way back in college. Groups and Forums are very helpful as well, not only I get to interact with friends and relatives, I  also met new friends and bloggers. I also have twitter account where I can interact with my friends and sister. It's a venue for me to rant sometimes.

Now, I'm very thankful for social networking sites for it reconnected me to my friends and relatives. Even if I have an account at Facebook, twitter, Instagram, it doesn't mean that I will just add anyone in my account. I only add friends or people that I know.. (pili pa nga eh ), you know..

How about you, how has social networking changed your life?

12 comments:

  1. oh, friendster is long gone now :) that was my first social networking site too, then, Facebook came and after several years, friendster became extinct and a thing of the past :( friendster opened my eyes to blogging so that was how social networking changed my life positively coz I learned how to blog, and found out I actually love doing this as hobby :) my freind encouraged me to join in FB coz it has many features than friendster, and she told me then, FB would work best for me since I am blogging. now, I seldom use my FB personal profile for blogging since it allowed me to create a FB Page :)

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  2. Changed in so many ways! But I always make sure to use my social media time wisely...

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  3. Social Media changed my life a lot. I got connected with my high school friends,my relatives from abroad and it even made my husband closer even if he works away from us. I don't know what our lives would be like without it!

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  4. I remembered saving all the photos I've shared on Friendster when I was told that it will be closing. I was never interested with social media before because I am busy with work.

    I got to open an FB account due to my friends' demand and I am now loving it. I could no longer imagine what would life be without a daily dose of FB. LOL

    Thanks to Social Media, we have came to know each other, right? Cheers!

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  5. Who can forget Friendster? I started blogging from there and eventually got my own blogspot account. But like Betchai said, Friendster is a thing of the past now. But i will never forget it coz through that site, I've met my fiance :-)

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  6. I didn't know that you can blog at friendster Lainy? Awww special pala Friendster sayo ah!

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  7. same here minsan k lang nga binuksan ang friendster noon eh pero sayang d k muna delete ung pics don bago ko delete ang account ko. very helpful na social media ngayon no

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  8. My sister exposed me to Friendster and that's where my online life started. Yes, these social sites makes my world go round.

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  9. it has affected my life in so many ways. it introduced me to blogging. i've met a lot of mommy bloggers. joined one mommy blogger group. made good friends with a few. and it started with friendster...

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  10. Friendster was my first social networking account too. I also uploaded my photos there. :)

    Social networking practically made the world a lot smaller than it is. Narrowing the distance between friends and loved ones. :)

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  11. same here...friendster is actually my first social networking site. nkausap ko ulit mga old friends na tagal ko nang d nkakausap. hanggang sa mag fb ..atleast kahit my nwawala my bago namang lumilitaw para tuloy tuloy pa din communication ntin sa mga frends and relatives...:) lalo na ako i have a sister na malau smin but wid fb and other social media parang ksma pa rin nmin xia just looking at their pictures...and anytime mkakausap pa...:)

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  12. Social Networking helps a lot to reconnect to our friends all over the world, but we need to use it wisely.

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