This has been a vexed question for me for some time now! I asked a buddy who’s in marketing and she didn’t know, either.

So, as some of you know, I deleted my first Facebook a few years ago. I really enjoyed it, but I was also very angry about Cambridge Analytica, and in the wake of the 2016 election I was basically angry about everything. I really loved Facebook at one point, and I’m back and am really enjoying all the people that I’ve known since 1995 on Facebook, but… ???????

Twitter: I’m watching the Twitter Shenanigans with some dismay, since every “how to market for authors” says “If you are an author you NEED Twitter! the entire publishing industry is on Twitter! if you’re an author and aren’t on Twitter you were clearly dropped on your head as a child!!!” I’m not going to go into the long involved All About Twitter because Scalzi does it better.

I do not have a Hive, Bluesky, Threads, or… whatever else.

I have a Mastodon! but have a lot of trouble luring my friends there. I have Goodreads (because of course I do!). I have an Instagram and a Tiktok and a sporadic YouTube that are mostly for silly cat videos. I’m pondering Tumblr. If you want to know if I’m on the same social media site you are, check my contact page.

What social media do you think I should be on?

I suppose that any social media post is incomplete unless I acknowledge the universal truth that the best social media is the social media your friends are on, and that any social media that has a bazillion features and is secure and private and [fill in cool thing here] is pointless if no one is using it.

(I should probably also add that I have an RSS feed and a newsletter…)

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