SM/Web 2.0 Assesment By: Troy Roberts

1- I use a great deal of Web 2.0 in my life, and in my job in fact. I am a Social Media Specialist for 1800CONTACTS, so I spend 40 hours a week at work on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and Reddit. Outside of Work I am more involved in Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

2-As I mentioned above, just for work, I am on social media sites for 30-40 hours a week. On my own personal time, I am a daily user of facebook, and usually a weekly user of Twitter and Google.

3-My job has made me a more careful user of the social media sites. I see first hand how much data companies can learn about you, just from these sites. However, I have found that I am more involved in Facebook, simply because I have a lot of family that are out of town, and its nice to have it to stay in touch with them. It makes it easy to communicate with them. However, I never “tweet”. I use my twitter to follow my favorite sports teams, comedians, and news outlets. Twitter is mainly used for news, etc. While I use my facebook for interactions.

4-It depends on the site. Twitter I use for news. Stories are posted on Twitter much faster than I can find the news relevant to me, in the paper. I like that I can choose the content I receive, instead of having to sift through a bunch of irrelevant content, just to find one story that appeals to me. Facebook is more involved on a personal level, to keep in touch with family and old friends.

5-I would like to see more awareness in Web 2.0. I think people put a ton of information out on the web, without realizing just how many people can access that information. Web 2.0 is a great thing, and it has improved our lives in many ways, but I don’t think people always realize what the trade off really is.

6-I don’t use the “location” features on social media. Personally, I don’t want people knowing where I am at different hours of the day. The people that I want to know where I am, already know. I don’t need businesses and facebook/twitter knowing where I am all the time.

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2 Comments

  1. Troy,
    In response to,

    “I see first hand how much data companies can learn about you, just from these sites.”

    Do you suppose we can potentially learn just as much about them in the exchange?

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