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#293134 - 08/29/19 06:38 AM Social Media
Chisel Offline
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Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 1186
Looks like so many members have abandoned ETS. Same with many other forums. Question is if they changed their interests or just changed their favorite platforms from web to social media

My question is : do you know of any channels on Instagram or other social media that is of ETS caliber; discussing prep stuff in calm & friendly atmosphere ??

#293136 - 08/29/19 12:33 PM Re: Social Media [Re: Chisel]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3161
Loc: USA
For myself, Iíve been finding that I prefer to spend less time on social media, and more time on fora. But thatís me, YMMV.

#293139 - 08/29/19 01:08 PM Re: Social Media [Re: Chisel]
Janysboy Offline

Registered: 03/20/19
Posts: 12
I check ETS several times daily. I almost never post because I 'm looking for information.

#293144 - 08/29/19 01:31 PM Re: Social Media [Re: Chisel]
haertig Offline

Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 2081
Loc: Colorado
I wouldn't know - I don't use Facebook, never sent or looked at a twit or tweek or whatever they're called, and know nothing about Instagram other than there are people there who label themselves "influences" instead of getting a real job. And what the heck is Snapchat?

When I have spare time, I use it to read, play piano, or nap. You know, fun stuff, ... not hunched over a cellphone staring at a screen full of social-who-knows-what.

#293163 - 08/30/19 05:05 AM Re: Social Media [Re: chaosmagnet]
Chisel Offline
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Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 1186
Nope, my mileage is the same. LOL . But locally and all over Earth , it seems forums are dying. I had no choice but have a look into social media. It depends where you look. Some of it is good, much of it is waste of time.

#293164 - 08/30/19 05:16 AM Re: Social Media [Re: haertig]
Chisel Offline
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Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 1186
I was the last of my family, or actually whole neighborhood, to get into social media. But some of it is good. One example is a page started by a good guy from my home town. The page was focused on saving old pictures that contains much of our heritage. It encouraged many people to bring out their old collections that would have otherwise been buried with them, so to speak. Even being old myself, I saw pictures I never thought existed.

Also, it was an immense relief for me cuz I had old pictures and no one cared about them. I was worried where they would end up after me. So, I uploaded those pictures and wrote several articles explaining them. Many people appreciated the pictures and info. One guy almost came out of the screen hugging and kissing me , LOL, because I showed several pictures of his late uncle who had no kids and no one in their extended family had any pictures of him. He worked for my grandfather and we had several pictures of him working.

So, social media is not all that bad. In addition, I read a few words here and there that prepper families are using social media to get in touch in case of wide spread disasters.

#293165 - 08/30/19 05:38 AM Re: Social Media [Re: Chisel]
Phaedrus Offline

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2332
Loc: Big Sky Country
I don't use facebook or any of those; my only social media is forums. True, activity here is somewhat sparse and the pace is glacial but I still love ETS! I visit several times per day. There are a few forums that seem to still be thriving. We're in a bit of a downturn but I feel an obituary is premature.
ďYou can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.Ē Naguib Mahfouz

#293168 - 08/30/19 01:42 PM Re: Social Media [Re: Phaedrus]
Russ Offline

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5169
Same here ó no facebook, no snapchat, no linkedin ó glacial in not necessarily a bad thing.
When Iím out and about you can spot me because Iím the one not bent over looking at my smartphone. If I carry a phone at all itís my dumbphone in airplane mode. If something comes up I can call out, otherwise I donít want to be bothered. My smartphone stays on my desk receiving the occasional text and ready to tell me there are no voice mails cool

#293169 - 08/30/19 02:05 PM Re: Social Media [Re: Chisel]
Chisel Offline
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Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 1186
Well, here is my 2Ę on social media platforms

I tried snapchat maybe 2 years ago. I didn't like the idea of "rush to see the video before it is deleted". You tube had almost every video I need without the need to rush or else...
Plus , most material I saw was not really my type

So, I deleted Snapchat and still convinced it is not for me

Facebook and Twitter
I did try them for a while cuz I met great people in subjects that I liked, but eventually didn't have enough time for all

Instagram and Pinterest
I think they are cool. I believe some folks here may like them. Just focus your time on your favorite subjects like prepping, and forget the rest.

Try Pinterest, just for a while

This one is focused on professional folks like engineers and accountants ..etc. and people looking for jobs in those fields. Not really "social", at least in theory. I visit it a few times a week, since two of my kids are looking for jobs , plus I want to keep in touch with the professional world.

My smartphone is used as dumb-phone ( call & messaging ) + personal assistant ( calculator, translating, unit conversion , and such. Social media stays at home in a mini-tablet. The screen of a smartphone is just not big enough for my poor eyes to read. Plus I don't want to be e-socializing all the time.

#293171 - 08/30/19 02:52 PM Re: Social Media [Re: Chisel]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3161
Loc: USA
I'm very grateful for the community we have here on ETS. Thank you all for making it what it is.

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