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Get Social with Jamie's Phuket

Now I admit to not being totally up to date with all the latest web crazes, there just seem to be so many social networking websites it's hard to keep up. I joined some of them a while back and spent some time wondering "now what?". So I dug around, found some old friends and some current friends, played a few of the quizzes and games and then thought "and now?". Well, I reckon social media takes some time to grow on you, as new people join, you find friends of friends, join "groups", add photos, look at friends photos, add your thoughts to discussion boards. It's huge and I guess you could happily while away the hours and wonder where the day has gone.

Twitter - Follow Me!

Twitter is an odd kind of place. You can post your thoughts, what you are doing now, you can update every minute of every day... I tend to update every day, especially trying to mention the weather so it compliments my Phuket Weather blog, which gets updated every week or so.

If you join Twitter you can choose to follow people, which means you can log in and see what they have posted. You can see my latest Tweets on the left side of the page (somewhere). I have been using Twitter for years and have around 6400 followers right now. It's ideal for "microblogging" ... Like if I write "It's a sunny morning in Phuket" - that does not qualify as a blog post, but Twitter is just perfect for a one liner.

Follow me on Twitter!

Social Bookmarking

Yes, you can still use your Internet Explorer (or indeed Firefox) Favourites, but these days there are way more interesting ways to bookmark your favourite webpages, and even share them with other people. I registered for del.icio.us a couple of years ago, and now you can do things like Digg an article or StumbleUpon all kinds of things. It's commonplace for websites to have social bookmark buttons at the bottom of each page, and you can see the same on my blogs too.

So please by all means, share some of Jamie's Phuket or the Phuket Weather Blog - you can add to Facebo*k, del.icio.us, Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon or hey you can even just press Ctrl+D to add to your computers favourites. At least I hope you will think of this blog as a favourite! :)

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