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Le Pertti

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Can't escape the fact that social media is important these days and thought we could both share our social media and talk about new ones that might popup and shit on those that already exist.

One realisation I had when meeting with gallery owners at Photo London was that pretty much everyone uses Instagram as a metric on how to find someone. That is the first one they check if someone could be worth considering. Sadly Instagram isn't really for creatives anymore but more for influencers. But I still need to figure that one out. On how to grow.

While I encourage talking about dangers of social media and also shitting on them, but don't shit on someone who uses something you don't approve of.

So which ones are you using?
 

LEANIJA

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Social media was a mistake and should go the way of the dodo.
That said, I'm on Twitter. The worst of it all. :p
 
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I think I already follow everyone on Twitter!:D

So how the hell do you all stay active? I'm just way too silent everywhere, well except here on MC haha.

I like trying all kinds of social media, so I'm everywhere haha!

Instagram - My main one that I am active on.

Twitter - Not really active but I do want to, but not sure how.

TikTok - I don't understand TikTok at all haha, but I still trying.

VERO - Seems really cool but I'm not really active.

Ello - Seems really cool for more artists but also a place where I make no effort.
 

ListeningGarden

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twitter is basically it for me these days, not counting discord or the very rare forum posting. and even then, i have been on a fairly long hiatus from twitter while i worked on some mental health stuff that required me to cut out as much overstimulation as possible. only just recently became somewhat active again in the past few months, in a much better place now and i have some project stuff that i'll need to be actively Online for soon-ish too so it works out nicely!

i consider myself lucky that my friends mostly congregated around only a handful of places, so i didn't have to worry about being on twitter, tumblr, instagram, facebook, mastodon instances, pillowfort, tiktok, pintrest, myanimelist, letterboxd, etc, all at the same time. i'm only one woman with a limited amount of energy and time, having to juggle between that many spaces to keep up with everyone would be an absolute nightmare - and really i'm just not about living my life at a heart attack's pace tyvm.
 

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I use twitter to follow artists. I don't even really use it to socialize, I entirely detach myself from that. I do have a secret account primarily for vtubers.

I don't use social media for work/family for obvious reasons, there's really no reason to honestly.

I've been trying to do some art but my output is incredibly low so I have no presence on the internet, but the plan is to do more.
 
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NarohDethan

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Mot to hound you after asking in the PC thread, but if I may, how come? Did it get to be too much?
I’m trying to reduce the time I’m ‘idle’ on the Internet, just mindlessly refreshing pages and stuff. Also, I think Facebook is just a self imposed ad reel.

I deleted Tinder and Bumble accounts as well cause they weren’t working for me anymore.
Why? I hope you don't count MC as one! :cat-heart-blob:
Haha no! I like you guys and everyone here is very nice to each other pretty much most of the time so there’s no reason to leave.
 

LEANIJA

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I said it at the beginning of the thread, but I think Facebook (and Instagram) should stay down. Nothing of value would be lost. Companies and people using it for work would find alternatives. The world would move on. It's way past time FB goes away.
 
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LEANIJA Being a photographer, or visual artist and not using Instagram you might as well not exist. Sure there are great alternatives but no ones uses them and if everyone went onto their favourites it would just fracture the whole industry. It would take a decade for a new one place to take its place, and in the mean time people would suffer
 
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LEANIJA Being a photographer, or visual artist and not using Instagram you might as well not exist. Sure there are great alternatives but no ones uses them and if everyone went onto their favourites it would just fracture the whole industry. It would take a decade for a new one place to take its place, and in the mean time people would suffer
Yeah I was about to post this. I want to keep Instagram around for when/if I ever upload drawings and photos.
 
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