I was trying to find new folks to follow on Twitter and Facebook tonight. I have an RSS feed for tweets for people in my zipcode, but it is often hard to know people based on username verses their real or known names.
Our subdivision has a web-based forum and tonight I posted a question asking how many of the residents were on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook. I’ll be curious to see the response… if any.
I’m sometimes surprised of the “online persona” I’ve gotten to know verses the real person. Since we have kids and our neighborhood has a community park, we meet a lot of other parents. I am really curious how much of an online presence other people have, and who do they think is important or who do they follow. It’s an interesting experiment in social networking.
I’ll follow up with notes from my ‘hood forum post.