Should I be using Facebook?

Should I be using Facebook?

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I'd be using it to promote the efforts of others, here

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Delia

didn't people already tell you that was a no-no (aka spamming)? or was that on Tweeter? or the Berkeley commencement? or all of those…
here is a reminder if you've forgotten:
Dave:"I stopped paying attention somewhere in the middle and then for some reason my ears perked up when his speech became a political rally cry, but it was boring nonetheless."
(http://blog.wired.com/business/2008/05/the-reviews-are.html)
Delia
P.S. this blog is a much more fair place for something like that (the vast majority of your readers would probably happily listen to whatever you'd like to say… political rally cry or not… and the few that *have* to read it for some reason or other don't have much choice in the matter…) D.

Michael Singer

Craig,
You once referred to yourself as a media whore… in a kind an loving way of course. Should you be on Facebook? I'm surprised you're not already.
Sites like Facebook and Twitter, Pownce etc. are tools for communicating on a broader scale.
I believe you should use this any and all of these tools to get your personal soap box in front of more people (mine's more like the Marvel Bullpen).
And using these tools to highlight the triumphs of your heroes? Absolutely. It's so you.
Singer…

Delia

Michael,
I'm just curious, do you think Craig's speech at the Berkeley commencement was appropriate?
Delia
P.S. I tend to agree with Dave — this is not something you do at commencement (you do have a captive audience there — people pretty much have to be there — and not doing this sort of thing seems to be just basic respect).
P.P.S. I think places like Facebook and Twitter are the same (people trust you not to do this sort of thing). D.

Delia

Michael, what is your relationship with the site your name links to (you don't appear to be listed there at all). D.

Michael Singer

Delia,
I'm the West Coast News Editor for InformationWeek. I'm on the masthead of the magazine as such.
As for Craig's commencement speech… didn't see it, read it, or hear it… so I won't comment.

Delia

Michael,
I see… (it was just not obvious)
re: "contact us" page:
http://www.informationweek.com/contactus.jhtml
Delia
P.S. I'm even more baffled by your reaction to Craig now that I know your background…
P.P.S. and he *has* been on Facebook for a good while.
re: "Should you be on Facebook? I'm surprised you're not already."

Delia

Michael,
I see… (it was just not obvious)
re: "contact us" page:
http://www.informationweek.com/contactus.jhtml
Delia
P.S. I'm even more baffled by your reaction to Craig now that I know your background…
P.P.S. and he *has* been on Facebook for a good while.
re: "Should you be on Facebook? I'm surprised you're not already."

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