The social media platforms that are most used by people in the tech industry vary depending on their specific interests and needs (obvs). But some of the most popular social media platforms — and the ones that provide the most resources and networking opportunities to tech professionals right now — seem to be:
What else? Tell us which platforms do you rely on the most to stay informed in your industry and which are down for the count.
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dev.to ... if you call it social media. Is the only one I open pretty much every day. Instagram gets the second place, although I can go days without opening it.
Same. I've even got it as a recurrent daily task in Todoist -- "read at least one dev.to article".
I'm always sure to read through Dev.to articles daily.It's great to read different perspectives on tech topics and keep up with the latest trends and developments. It keeps me inspired, motivated and informed on the latest advances in the tech world, making me a more informed developer overall.
+1, and LinkedIn every now and then
I'm mostly just on mastodon these days.
Sometimes I open twitter, but the algorithm there is just too insistent on showing me things that will get me outraged enough to interact so I usually don't stay very long.
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I am afraid that these anti-social algorithms work exactly as designed, increasing interaction even if that means encouraging hate speech etc., see Angry by design: toxic communication and technical architectures
Yep. It's very noticeable tbh; twitter used to be all fluffy nice things until I got a few TERF posts in my timeline and made the mistake of interacting with them; since then twitter has CONSTANTLY trying to bait me into more outrage by recommending me that shit all the time. So these days my feed is full of the stuff and it's just not an enjoyable experience anymore. And the worst part is twitter won't even let me report it. They just don't list hate speech as a reason in the report form.
Not really into social media but I personally prefer Dev.to since I get more responses when I have questions, as opposed to using LinkedIn which is a waste of time to me honestly.
The only ones I really use are Reddit, Imgur, Mastodon, Pixelfed and YouTube, though it's fair to say I don't use YouTube as "social media" since I generally have comments ad-blocked.
I get tips on things on other places from their meta-discussions on Reddit. I talk to people I know on various chat places. I don't read news sites. I don't use Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn (though I do have a joke account on a couple of them, mostly to park the name).
There are lots of places to stay informed about the things I'm interested in without using traditional SM. Does DEV count as SM?
I personally rely on a few different social media platforms, but the one that I use the most is Twitter. I find that it's a great way to stay up to date on news and current events, as well as connect with like-minded individuals and engage in interesting conversations. I also appreciate the brevity of tweets, as it forces me to be concise in my thoughts and opinions.
However, I also recognize the value of other platforms such as Instagram for visual content and LinkedIn for professional networking. It ultimately depends on your personal and professional goals, as well as your target audience.
If you're interested in exploring more social media platforms and their respective benefits, I recommend checking out this helpful guide on social media marketing by application development platform
everyone saying dev.to makes the comment section looks like written by bots lol
But I agree, I like this platform because its simple and the whole content is technical.
Medium.com is def worth browsing through once or twice a week
I wasn't aware before, but there is at least one comment that does sound like it was written by chatGPT.
Stackoverflow, is it also a "social network"? I guess so if even Github is one ...
I rely on Reddit, DeviantArt, and DEV orwith GitHub. (Probably GitHub more than DEV.)
dev.to, discord - place for AI image generation: dreams.ai, midjourney, linkedin,facebook(1- 2 month gap)
LinkedIn and dev.to
Twitter. I don't have other social media accounts anymore, since all of the privacy scares. Twitter still gets me useful connections though. If you count GitHub, then maybe, but I'm mostly there to code.
Youtube just for music
replit, I love coding python
As the creator of Lomray, I have to be on LinkediN more often
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