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Poll: How often do you post on social media?
Persoa que publicou o fío: ProZ.com Staff

ProZ.com Staff
Local time: 12:11
PERSOAL DO SITIO
Feb 6

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "How often do you post on social media?".

This poll was originally submitted by Cinzia Simona Minniti. View the poll results »



 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 20:11
Membro (2007)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
Never Feb 6

If by social media is meant TW and FB, I’ve never used them.

ahartje
IrinaN
Philip Lees
expressisverbis
 

Angus Stewart  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:11
Membro (2011)
French to English
+ ...
Once or Twice a Week Feb 6

I normally post on Facebook about my weekend activities and only very rarely during the week if I have something exceptionally interesting to say that is work related.

 

Fiona Gilbert Riley  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 21:11
Spanish to English
+ ...
Follow my professional pattern Feb 6

I post regularly on the FB pages that I manage for professional organisations, and try to put something up every couple of weeks on my own page too - to keep my friends engaged.

 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:11
Membro (2008)
Italian to English
Never Feb 6

Never. Social media = social death.

[Edited at 2020-02-06 11:24 GMT]


IrinaN
Edwige Thomas
Paul van Zijll
Philip Lees
Beatriz Ramírez de Haro
Chris Foster
 

Elizabeth Tamblin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:11
Membro (2012)
French to English
Every day Feb 6

I usually say something trivial on Twitter at least once a day.

 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 21:11
Membro (2006)
English to Afrikaans
+ ...
SITE LOCALIZER
@Cinzia Feb 6

ProZ.com Staff wrote that Cinzia Simona Minniti asked:
How often do you post on social media?


Practically every day. For example, I just posted this reply. I don't know who Cinzia Simona Minniti is but I responded to her anyway, and I know that she's not the only who who's going to read this (in fact, I can't even be sure that she will read this). Isn't that what social media is?

Near the bottom of Cinzia's ProZ.com profile page, she lists three contact methods, namely LinkedIn, Instagram and Skype. Some would consider these to be "social media" platforms, but for Cinzia they are merely methods of making contact with her for offering her a job, alongside sending a letter, picking up the phone or knocking.


Thomas Pfann
Natalia Mazur
 

Josephine Cassar  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:11
Membro (2012)
Italian to English
+ ...
Irregular Feb 6

I'm irregular but when I com across a good piece of news or something that strikes me, I post it on Twitter and LinkedIn but I tend not to keep it up.

[Edited at 2020-02-06 14:24 GMT]


 

Josephine Cassar  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:11
Membro (2012)
Italian to English
+ ...
I mean Feb 6

I mean I'm not one to post on Instagram or Facebook at all but I do participate in discussions on FB when people ask and want help or to show my opinion but as for posting, I hardly ever post on my personal page but I do like to interact with people on various topics but not constantly.

[Edited at 2020-02-06 14:52 GMT]


 

Sofia Gutkin  Identity Verified
Belgium
Membro (2012)
Russian to English
+ ...
Surprising results Feb 6

The responses to this poll have made me curious if this is age-related or if translators are that anti-social

I'm in my thirties and I post on Instagram and FB almost daily. It varies, of course, sometimes I have very boring weeks.


 

Josephine Cassar  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:11
Membro (2012)
Italian to English
+ ...
Don't agree Feb 6

Sofia Gutkin wrote:

The responses to this poll have made me curious if this is age-related or if translators are that anti-social

I'm in my thirties and I post on Instagram and FB almost daily. It varies, of course, sometimes I have very boring weeks.

I've come to believe that things should not be classified by age but by person types. I do not post on FB daily but I do participate almost daily when I'm not caught up in some work and too busy-and I'm not in my thirties.


 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:11
Membro (2008)
Italian to English
Cool Feb 6

There are still quite a few people who think that being on FB and Twitter is cool. Sad...

 

Elizabeth Tamblin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:11
Membro (2012)
French to English
Really? Feb 6

Tom in London wrote:

There are still quite a few people who think that being on FB and Twitter is cool. Sad...


I don't know anyone who thinks it's cool. It's just a means of communication, just like posting on this forum.


Josephine Cassar
Elke Fehling
Liena Vijupe
 

IrinaN
United States
Local time: 14:11
English to Russian
+ ...
Age-related but not for the implied reasons:-) Feb 6

Sofia Gutkin wrote:

The responses to this poll have made me curious if this is age-related or if translators are that anti-social

I'm in my thirties and I post on Instagram and FB almost daily. It varies, of course, sometimes I have very boring weeks.


I don't care about any strangers making stupid comments, I do not throw the word "friend" around easily, I am very social with those I love and need, and with my clients and audience at work, I am not a hermit. I've never lost contact with any of my friends of 40-50 years! by email, phone, Skype or WhatsApp. all over the world, I don't care how well and with what color someone's bundle of joy pooped an hour ago, or what new diet some guru had invented.

Yes, at my age I am terrified by how people lose human social skills, using and abusing social media. They don't even understand, how ill-bred and disrespectful they look and act, sticking their noses into their gadgets when live people are around and ready to socialize. I mean, say, guests of the same events. I'm puzzled, why do they crawl out of their caves at all. I see specialists in the toddler age, doing the same during technical meetings, and not for searching for references or documents!

[Edited at 2020-02-06 16:22 GMT]

[Edited at 2020-02-06 16:25 GMT]


Tom in London
Philip Lees
expressisverbis
 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 16:11
Membro (2014)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
Once or twice a week Feb 7

I access FB every day and participate in the discussions in the Translators Groups (six of them). I do not participate in other groups or in the main feed. I usually do not post anything serious because, whatever the topic is, it will end up in arguments and offenses. So I try to help people who ask for help, and I moderate a site for that specific purpose, and I make comments on the posts meant to either help or entertain, period. When a snowflake shows up, the discussion is over for me.
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I access FB every day and participate in the discussions in the Translators Groups (six of them). I do not participate in other groups or in the main feed. I usually do not post anything serious because, whatever the topic is, it will end up in arguments and offenses. So I try to help people who ask for help, and I moderate a site for that specific purpose, and I make comments on the posts meant to either help or entertain, period. When a snowflake shows up, the discussion is over for me.


[Edited at 2020-02-07 05:57 GMT]
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