[Chugalug] Linked-in endorsements

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 24 22:27:53 UTC 2013


I like social networking, because I get to rarely see the people I like in
real life anymore


On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 6:21 PM, Mike Harrison <cluon at geeklabs.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Jun 2013, James Nylen wrote:
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>  Am I the only one around here who hates social networking?
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>> http://nylen.tv/social-**networking.jpg<http://nylen.tv/social-networking.jpg>
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> Laughing, It's a Love+Hate thing with me. Chugalug, for example is a very
> specific form of Social Networking. My issue is with the Google/Facebook
> side of social networking where they try to assemble one "me" from many
> sources and glue them all together and glue all of those parts together.
> Heck. might as well just link everything/everyone on the internet together.
>
> But "Social networking" is important, when done correctly. I met Nancy (my
> wife) on Match.com: Very social networking.
>
> I'm proudly a member of many very different communities, with radically
> different goals, ideas, structures and rules. And I'm a slightly different
> personal, a "persona" or facade in each of them. All true to me, but a
> different part of me.
>
> Am I an uber pro-foss arrogant geek bastard, a helpful mentor, an
> employer, a respected IT consultant and programmer... Linux nutcase.
>
> Using G+ metaphors:
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> In another circle I am a "sound-man", DJ (when coerced), dancer, drummer...
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> In another circle I am a cave explorer, vertical rope technical and
> rigger..
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> In another I make things, weld, drill, machine.. and blow them up / burn
> them down..
>
> In another circle..  (you get the idea)
>
> I attempt to keep a professional appearance on Linked In, which has been
> good for business and personal. While I like to swim, I don't swim in
> sewers, so no FaceSplatSpace.. and in my more personal social circles,
> there is no regional overlap to the ones listed above. ie:
> You aren't going to see my connection to the Elvis Impersonators Guild
> overlapping with Chugalug. Oh. Yeah. Guess I just let that out of the bag.
> But you get the idea.
>
> Anyone want to buy an Elvis wig and white blingly jumpsuit?
>
> The visual dade you cringe, didn't it?
> That's why the overlap can be a bad thing.
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