Social Networking

Always interested in social networking and the various platforms that appear/disappear regularly.

Update for 2020:

I’ve left most of these networks (moved them to the bottom of the list) but still on:

Twitter, of course. Useful especially for quick info on unfolding events. I subscribe to various state feeds relating to travel conditions as well as news outlets and a handful of interesting people. I do NOT subscribe to Herr Fake President’s feed. I am @robbielink.

New kid on the block taking over the FB crowd – Minds. Very interesting but not for the faint-of-heart. No censorship there.

Bandcamp for posting (mostly) original music.

Trying out SubscribeStar as a subscription service. A good alternative to Patreon for artists/musicians.


LBRY (like “library”) – Youtube alternative.

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There is always  WAS Facebook which most people have a love/hate relationship with. You hate so much about it but everyone you know is on it. It seems like every musician I’ve ever played with is on Facebook and has found me there.  As of this writing I have  HAD over 1,000 FB friends and at least 90% of them are musicians. I post posted there sporadically but no more. Sometimes a person has to decide to not do business with a company that does not respect its customers. See my Facebook rant here.

Google + (is now gone)  – I followed a lot of tech feeds there.

Mastodon – Now this is interesting. A “federated” social network similar to Twitter. Wikipedia article.  I’m no longer on this.

And another “federated” network more similar to Facebook. Diaspora, like Mastodon, is open source and users can join an existing instance or create their own server. All instances can talk to each other. (I’m no longer on this one)