It's Day #3 of Armchair BEA - Networking - In Real Life!
Today's Armchair BEA topic is real life networking. Unfortunately this is not something I've been able to do, because I live so far away from everyone *sniff*. So instead, I'm going to talk about one of my favourite new-ish social networking sites - Formspring!
If you don't know what Formspring is, the idea is that you can ask other members questions about anything and everything and receive responses from whoever is in your 'network', or ask other members questions directly. It's a great way if you're shy (like me!), to ask a question without feeling like you are stalking someone - people only answer the questions that they want to.
Unlike Twitter you don't need to keep an eye on your interactions or email to find answers, everything is displayed on your front page, so it's easy to keep track, and also read other people's responses - it's great for getting information on things you may never even have THOUGHT of asking.
There is a character limit of 255 on questions, but as far as I can tell there's no character limit on answers, so it's much more versatile than Twitter in that respect.
And it's fun - you can really see people's personalities in their questions and answers. So if you haven't tried Formspring yet, give it a go! And if you'd like to follow me on Formspring, you can find me here: http://www.formspring.me/TheAussieZombie, or let me know and I'll follow you!