Thursday, September 17, 2009

Social Media Suprise

I happened to fill out an additional field on my Blogger profile. After adding a couple of items to the interest field and saving the update it refreshed to the view profile page and my interests were displayed as links. By clicking on the links, Blogger let me know how many other users had the same interest. That is interesting, pun intended. I discovered more than 80 other Blogger users are interested in Grails, my favorite development framework. A few I was familiar with but the vast majority were new to me. I clicked through to a few profiles and found links to their blogs. I ended up discovering a new blog I really enjoyed, Fermentedly Challenged. You might guess this blog doesn't focus on Grails development but the topic of craft beer is equalling appealling. In case you're wondering, there are over 20,000 Blogger members interested in social media. That was a few too many to click through but it is a fascinating statistic.

After the pleasant suprise of finding other people with similar interests I filled out the ocupation field. The results were not as thrilling. Only 5 Blogger members listed Portal Administrator as their occupation. Oh well. I didn't find any new portal people to add to my network but I did begin to follow @ChipperDave on Twitter. If you are interested in craft beer you may want to do the same.

1 comment:

  1. Social media is prevalent in our lives. It has played its part in bringing us closer. There are specialised groups for every occupation on Facebook, myspace. We are sure to find people with similar interest while trying to be social.