|I have been recently thinking about how I use social apps and tools. My electronic social experience consists of bits and pieces of Facebook, Pinterest, Gchat, iMessage, and email. My primary use case is to keep in touch with people with whom I am close, not necessarily broadcast things to a wide group of acquaintances. I have customized the Facebook newsfeed settings with custom lists, update types, and notifications so that I can view content that is of particular interest to me based on the particular people sharing it. Pinterest is mainly used for their more recent "secret" board feature for communicating with a small set of close friends in a more visual format. Facebook, Gchat, and iMessage are used for IM-style communication depending on the other person and their preferred platform. And Facebook has largely replaced email for lots of my friends.|
This got me thinking - how are others using Facebook and similar social tools? How are others using these existing tools to solve their unique problems? Is there any room for improvement or new social tools to better fit these alternative use cases?
So, how are you using the currently available tools? Would you like to see anything done differently?
Thanks in advance for the awesome feedback!