You Tube – I never considered you tube a social medium so it was interesting to see that the definition appiles when on considers it as a collaborative site. Obviously it is a place for viewing videos but when one considers that anone can upload videos then it becomes clear that it is a site of shared information about anything. I have used it to view a ‘walkthrough’ of enterprise software had never before encountered.
Pinterest – I used this site to get inspired about urban gardening. The site operates a little like google images search except that there are occassional written snippets attached to some photos. Not so useful for serious research but quite good for looking for inspiration.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I do not belong to any social media sites. If you tube and wikipedia are included then I can say I use social media for entertainment form time to time. However more usefully, I have used both professionally to help me undersatnd or research things that were relvenat to my job.
Before social media came along i was never a fan of those emails that were ‘forwarded containing such things as pictures of kittens or jokes and such. That’s really the same attitude I have towards most soical media – just an ocean of banality. However as I said in an earlier post, I would storngly consider joining linkedin to help find employment.