4 January 2009

Where to post?

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Lately posting has become a lot more complicated.

Putting People First (PPF) started out some years ago as a dumping ground for all kinds of articles and readings that I found interesting and worthwhile sharing. It gradually became a much more precise resource, focused on user-centred design and experience design and has found a loyal following of over 6,500 readers per day since. Articles are often reposted automatically, including on uxnet.org.

Core77 was added later on: it became the place for me to post everything that didn’t fit on PPF and was design related. The only negative: Core77 doesn’t provide me with a feed of just my articles.

But now there is also Facebook and Twitter, and I am a bit lost.

I am using Facebook primarily for non-private purposes, and post articles and links there that are of interest but would not necessarily post on PPF or Core77. Posting is also incredibly easy, and I have set up feeds from PPF and Twitter so that everything I write – except for Core77 – automatically gets reposted there. You can even see my profile updates without “friending” me, even though that is a bit of a problem with Facebook: it is a reciprocal platform and encourages you to read whatever everyone else updates. Quite often I don’t have the time.

Twitter on the other hand encourages “following”. Many more people are following me than me following people, and that suits me just fine. Except that I don’t know what I should twitter about, or what would make my twittering different from my Facebook updates, my Core77 posts, and my PPF articles.

How are you confronting this?

Probably to be updated.

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