The results from my two polls yesterday were interesting. I expected most people to be unfamiliar with Pushkin's work (I'll post about him shortly, if I can find the good translations I came across) and to never have tried Planescape or Kingdom of Loathing. I was surprised at how many people have a Dreamwidth account, or use Facebook for microblogging. As far as the social poll, I was pleasantly surprised at the proportion of people who were more or less content with the amount of sex in their life (matching up partners and libidos and workloads and schedules and hormones is not a trivial task! This is (part of the reason) why we evovled those big brains in the first place). And making friends (post highschool and college) is as hard or even harder; I think it's societally expected for it to just happen, with not much effort on our part.
But we have to put in effort! Most people have a lot of geographically scattered friends, but not that many satisfying local connections. (This is part of the reason we spend so much time and money on traveling, to see distant friends). And, having moved to a new area (Southern Maine) recently, we're working pretty hard (balanced against exhausting workloads) to meet people, both via natural networking, and cold-networking like going to meetups, starting an SFF Book Club on the island, etc.
I find shadesong's post, asking "What do you need?" to be utterly fascinating.
Ok, so many people said they use Facebook extensively.
Guys, Teach Me About Facebook! Specifically:
* Do you read it via the webpage (logging in and clicking on Home), or do you use software or RSS readers of some sort? (Especially curious if you use iPhone or Android clients for mobile).
* Do you read your friends' messages regularly, or casually, or not at all?
* Reading your friends messages, are there reading filters like on LJ, either on the web page or via clients? If not, how do you deal with the large amounts of updates?
* Do you have a large or small reading list/number of people who post?
* Are there posting filters, or just Friends/everybody? How do you deal with sharing things with coworkers and family members and various random people? Are you careful to post world-appropriate messages, or don't care, or have a small/intimate enough list of people reading that it doesn't matter?
* What kind of stuff do you post there? Do you use it the same as you would Twitter or LJ, or different?
Your wisdoms is appreciated.
The Sarmatian Protopope
his desires inscrutable but surely base
- Misc Thoughts, and Teach Me About Facebook