Social networking etiquette???

by Christina Geyer on February 22, 2007 · 4 comments

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I’ve heard of social networking, in fact, I’ve heard a lot of horror stories about MySpace, but while perusing Clint’s blog tonight, I came across a site that sounds like it could be interesting. iLike keeps track of the music you like by linking up with your iTunes, and helps you get in touch and trade music with people who have similar musical tastes. Okay so far, but after signing up, I have no idea what you’re supposed to do on these sites! I’ve already been invited by someone to be a friend, but we don’t really seem to have similar favorite bands, so I’m not sure what to do. Am I supposed to just accept friendship in order to collect friends, or am I supposed to be a little pickier about this sort of thing? Help! I’m such a social networking Anfänger!

Oh, by the way, my iLike profile. Join up and “friend” me (if you dare)!

  • ClintJCL

    quite simply –

    You do what you feel like doing.

    Last.fm is so much better than iLike and has been around for 6+ yrs instead of 6+ days, and works for non-iTunes people as well.

    (sigh

  • Christina

    @clint: You’re my first friend! Thanks! I don’t want to listen to internet radio – nothing against it, I just usually listen to my CD collection through iTunes while doing genealogy, which involves downloading scanned docs, so I figure downloading radio at the same time would cause some problems with sound quality (don’t know this for sure, but I assume it would). iLike sounds like it could work for me, but it’s just a test run right now, I’m not sure that I will really use this site…

  • Vicky

    I typically just add people I know on those social networking sites and every now and then I make an acception for someone who loves hiking. I’m not on iLike though.

  • Christina

    @vicky: Yeah, I feel weird just adding random folks who don’t seem to have much in common with me. I think I’ll follow your lead here and just friend people I know or who have a high musical taste match with me.

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