Social Networking

Social networking -- the good, the bad and the ugly. Here we discuss how Linux users use social networks, which ones they use or don't use and why.

Linux Journal can currently be found on Twitter, Flickr and Facebook.

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gulrhee's picture

i am undertaking an assesment on levels of security on linux based system so mostly is in the local security so any idea of that please


Colin Brace's picture

There is only one social networking site I've found useful, and that is LinkedIn. But then it isn't really about "social" networking but cultivating professional contacts. Facebook seems like a clossal waste of time.

Social networking for Linux

Rory Doherty's picture

Reading the comments above I need to add that I found a site through digg and was approached by the creators that I feel takes all the social networking sites and combines them, the site is based on Drupal and as we are aware drupal is an open source community based cms.

I would suggest having a look at the as it seems to have all the news feeds from companies discussions and modules to build and grow the site.

I hope this answers your questions. secondly the site seems to be solely based on a linux user being a noob or professional.


LinkedIn - agreed

Carlie Fairchild's picture

This is the only networking site I personally use also.

We're experimenting putting Linux Journal out there on some of the more popular social media sites and I have to say, in the process I've only learned how much I really don't enjoy them. Time will tell...

Carlie Fairchild is the publisher of Linux Journal.

No thank you

Tinker's picture

I can think of several other ways to waste my time without jumping on the social network bandwagon. I have looked at a couple of these sites and found nothing compelling to make join them let alone live my sad existence through them. Perhaps it is because I am socially inadequate or just because I see the pointless marketing angle and refuse to join in, but I will not use any social network site.

I don't need them

Anonymous's picture

Social networking isn't a bad idea, but the current players (for example, "Linux Journal can currently be found on Twitter, Flickr and Facebook") exist for the purpose of capturing eyeballs and delivering ads to them. This leads to concepts like "you must register to post comments." Sorry, not for me.


MzK's picture

I think these types of sites have SOME value if you're stuck inside on rainy days and have absolutely, positively NOTHING else to do, or if you're just curious (as I was just now), or can't bear face to face socialization for whatever reason, but, well, I'm not terribly enamored with them, nor can I say I frequent any of them much at all! I've got too much going on in my life to care about them. Now youtube! Well we're talkin' whole 'nother animal!