My overall impression of Google+ and LinkedIn has improved, but not drastically over the last few days. One of the things I love about Google+ is that I can be selective in how I share my information or photos, and that’s fantastic, Facebook should look into this feature. I want to share certain parts of my life with my friends, or some modelling I have done with people in that industry, but not with people I work with at UofC, and Google+ allows that option. I think the hang out feature is similar to what Facebook has, and overall I think Facebook is my favorite, with it’s clean look, and everyone I know seems to be there. Whenever I am on Google+ these last few days I feel alone, even when I’ve connected with someone,and I never feel alone on Facebook. I question whether I will keep up with Google+ in the long term, or if I will begin to ignore it in favor of other platforms.
LinkedIn…..I can see how it can be a benefit to your work life, especially if you love to network. What I don’t get is how I could meaningfully interact with my ADL 310 classmates, other than endorsing, or joining a group, there was no real way to leave visible messages, and not many update their status to allow for comments. I see that I’ve been randomly searched, but I noticed it’s more people “creeping”, than actual people who are interested in a job…..though someone from NASA did look at my profile! I will definitely check into LinkedIn more often than I did in the past, and I will update my status often, as was suggested by a commenter. I’d like to see LinkedIn grow more in it’s interaction level, but overall I think it’s a very professional looking website, for something that is used by professionals. I could never see myself using FB to find jobs or Google+ for that either, they are just strictly for personal use. And when I speak about using it for work, it’s for my job at UofC, as I would one day like to move into more HR roles, but to promote myself as a blogger I think it will fail on LinkedIn I would have to create two separate identities on the site, one for UofC and one for blogging/public speaking, as few in my work life want to hear the details of my life.
I hope this entry made some sense, as it’s been somewhat of a rough day physically for me.