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Do Woodworkers Use Facebook, Twitter, etc? Help me out...

by StumpyNubs
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jeepturner

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#1 posted 954 days ago

OK, you have a friend request from me.
I use Facebook. I have never looked at Twitter, though I might have to some day.
I don’t think having no friends makes you look like an idiot. Maybe it’s the hat. ;-)

-- Mel,

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StumpyNubs

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#2 posted 954 days ago

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! I like my hat, but lately I’ve been letting Abraham Lincoln wear it. (In case anybody wonders who that guy hanging on my shop wall with the hat on is…)

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 954 days ago

I use Facebook quite a bit. Lots of fun people there for me and my family and friends too. It is hard to divide my personal from my professional, even though I have a professional page – so many woodworkers are also ‘friends’. I think it is a good way to network and get word out. Since I re-post my blog there, it brings more people to both my own site and also Lumberjocks. I know not everyone likes it, but I do! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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StumpyNubs

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#4 posted 954 days ago

You must be some sort of Superwoman, Scrollgirl. With your business, your website, your daily blog, etc… I try and make a sandwich and it takes me half a day, I could never fit all that in!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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Dallas

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#5 posted 954 days ago

I have a FB, Twitter and MySpace account. I haven’t been to Twitter or MySpace in years. Facebook I am on more than I am here getting updates from my kids and grand kids.

Request sent and accepted now I’ll have to make a new category list for wood workers!

For Others, My Facebook page is here.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 954 days ago

LOL! I train my cats to do most of it! I just sit around and watch TV and eat chocolates and tell them what to do. I use positive reinforcement (catnip) and they fall in line pretty quickly! :D

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 954 days ago

That sounds delicious!

I LOVE CATNIP! (You thought I was going to say I loved sitting around and eating chocolate, didn’t you…)

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 954 days ago

Maybe YOU can come and fill in for them sometime? I get the “good stuff” from British Columbia. They go bonkers!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Dave

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#9 posted 954 days ago

Stumpy the way these large social networking sites are now it’s not hard to link them up. I use YouTube, Google+, Facebook, Twitter and StumbleUpon. I can post a video on YouTube then have most of them automatically linked to the original post. Google+ is the new thing. Last night a fellow woodworker – social net worker emailed me his woodworking circle. With 3 clicks I had networked with over 500 people. The more the merrier. So lets all be friends. And if the need arises and there is a genuine cause we can get the word out and be heard. Take Sheila I tweet, lj, and Google+ with her, I think I might even have her on Facebook.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 954 days ago

I agree with Dave. They all integrate together. I still need to learn how to ‘tweet’ a bit more. I use that the least. I know those have to be short though and you all know how hard that is for me! LOL Still learning, but I like “meeting” and being friends with everyone. Woodworkers are great! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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StumpyNubs

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#11 posted 954 days ago

I don’t know anything about Google+ yet. Steve from Woodworking for Mere Mortals suggested it to me, but perhaps someone here can fill me in on it?

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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Dallas

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#12 posted 954 days ago

I have G+ but the only friends I have there are cousins.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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RibsBrisket4me

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#13 posted 954 days ago

Thanks for the Facebook ad!

-- http://www.PictureTrail.com/gid6255915

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Stephenw

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#14 posted 954 days ago

I have a Facebook and Twitter account. I seldom use Facebook, and have never tweeted anything.

I use WordPress for my blog. The latest version added social networking, so I turned those functions on. Now if someone else wants to like, +1, tweet, or stumble upon one of my articles, the buttons are in place.

-- http://www.garagebulletin.com/

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DamnYankee

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#15 posted 954 days ago

Yes I use FB a fair bit. I’ve linked (friended/liked) several woodworking sites such as LJs, Am Woodworker, etc.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#16 posted 954 days ago

I used Facebook for a while, mainly to post pictures during my 11 week business trip to Hawaii (my photo over there is me standing outside our building there). When I got back home, I didn’t see much point in using it. They’re sorta trying to get us to use it at work, what with the ‘kids’ and all coming in these days. I guess I’m not that social to begin with, so a random stream of mundane thoughts doesn’t appeal to me.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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lew

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#17 posted 954 days ago

I have an account at both but only check them occasionally. Google Chrome (and probably the other browsers, also) has a gadget that automatically checks your accounts for activity.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#18 posted 954 days ago

I had a facebook account but canceled it because I’m on Ljs and don’t have time to see what one person has to say about another or who got a new vacuum cleaner. LOL I know others like it and that’s fine if that’s what they like to do more power to them.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#19 posted 954 days ago

Hi Stumpy, I use facebook and LJ every day. Haven’t looked at twitter yet, probably won’t. Like your videos, keep up the great work.

Paul

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#20 posted 954 days ago

I have a facebook group that i update on a weekly basis . Anyone and everyone is welcome to join :-)
http://www.facebook.com/groups/112698715866/

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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#21 posted 954 days ago

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Stumbleupon, Youtube, two websites, etsy, and number 3 blogger on LJs..all on less than 2 hours a day total…I have Google+ but don’t use it much..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#22 posted 954 days ago

I use FB but like some others I use it mostly to keep track of family and close friends. I have less than 50 FB friends. But some folks will have 600+ “friends”. I don’t get that. FB only shows you posts it thinks you will be interested in which I find annoying. I have a Twitter account, but don’t use it much. It’s for “breaking news”, and “this JUST happened” kind of stuff. I’m happy to check in once a day. Call me anti-social.

-- Some problems are best solved with an optimistic approach. Optimism shines a light on alternatives that are otherwise not visible.

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rrdesigns

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#23 posted 954 days ago

Facebook, Google+ and Lumberjocks are the 3 sites that I check in on multiple times a day. And Twitter/Tweetdeck for #Woodchat on Wednesdays.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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Viking

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#24 posted 954 days ago

No!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#25 posted 954 days ago

Thanks for the friends request earlier. I primarily just use Facebook. I do have a Twitter account, but don’t care for it much. I like how easy it is to keep up with friends and family… Have quite a few woodworking friends on there…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#26 posted 954 days ago

stupid…

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#27 posted 954 days ago

Thanks for the add StumpyNubs

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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#28 posted 954 days ago

I use facebook, it is a nice way to keep in touch with some of my old classmates. Twitter though…I’m not interested in reading another person’s random thoughts throughout the day, and I’m pretty sure most people aren’t interested in mine either…

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#29 posted 954 days ago

I’m on Facebook.
I don’t see Google+ making much inroads into the social media sphere, I’ve been told by some friends that they don’t use it much, basically as a way to be in touch with it their friends that hate Facebook.

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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#30 posted 954 days ago

There are people who hate Facebook?.... :)

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#31 posted 954 days ago

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#32 posted 954 days ago

I do, and I think Thos. Moser does as well. Not to mention the 33 people who said yes before me ;)

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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#33 posted 954 days ago

I hate Facebook!
It seems like EVERYTIME I go there, I get lost and can’t do anything! Once I find that I can COMMENT, I type a COMMENT, hit ENTER, and get some damn message “Cannot send your Comment… Try again”... I have learned that it doesn’t make any difference How Many Times I TRY AGAIN… I get the same message… by that time, I just GET OUT of the CRAPPY program! I HATE IT! IT SUCKS!

To me it’s a complete waste of time…

Twitter, etc. NO… NO MORE… I have enough to keep me TOO busy!

Stumpy, if Sheila can train cats, you can train Chickens!

Go for it Man!... Lay an EGG! (as opposed to “Break a Leg”)


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Cascokid

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#34 posted 954 days ago

I’m a big twitter user: @cascokid. Be forewarned: you may discover my more political side.

Twitter is extremely useful if/when we start using hashtags. #woodchat is a good one. I will keep an eye on it. #LJ is short and sweet. Ultimately, the community of users decides.

My Facebook account “Cascokid San” echoes my tweets and is useful for RSVP-ing to some live events, but is otherwise dormant. I do not understand the Facebook M.O. You can listen in on a public conversation on twitter, but on Facebook you have to beg (usually a stranger) for “friendship.” Ugh.

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#35 posted 954 days ago

I never understood twitter. But as the young people say… “whatevs”...

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#36 posted 954 days ago

I thought you were one of the ‘young people’??

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#37 posted 954 days ago

Thanks Sheila, but the further into my 30’s I get, the less I feel like a “young guy”. Of course I don’t feel like an “old guy” either. I’m somewhere in the middle… like David Beckham or some other handsome guy…

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#38 posted 954 days ago

I am a limited facebook user. I check it daily, but seldom spend much time on it.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#39 posted 954 days ago

Seems as if you have struck a hot spot. Yes I use Facebook. For two reasons. 1. To keep up with genreal news of what is going on with friends and family. 2. I post a lot os my scrollsaw projects there – a guess a cheap form of advertising. So YEP I’m there.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#40 posted 954 days ago

I don’t have time to screw around with Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Facebook in particular is, in opinion, a time vampire.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#41 posted 954 days ago

I have to use facebook to find out what the kids, grandkids and greatgrandkids are up to, do not post much
on it, just tend to read. Had to learn to text messages for the same reason, they do not seem to want to
talk, just write.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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helluvawreck

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#42 posted 954 days ago

I haven’t used any of those yet. I work Monday through Friday roughly ten hours per day and then I work in my home shop Saturday and Sunday roughly 8 hours each day. Throw in a few other things on top of that and there is just not enough time.

helluvawreck

https://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#43 posted 954 days ago

I use facebook for my business I haven’t used twitter yet. I get some traffic on my facebook page. Then I come to lumber jocks to ask questions and find out answers.

-- K & N Furniture Middlebury, In.

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#44 posted 954 days ago

Just sent a request on FB. I use tweeter some but not often. Fb everyday. From the pictures I post there os small projects is where I started selling some items from then word of mouth kinda took over. It is a good resource for some small sells.

-- Jerry

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#45 posted 954 days ago

I never used facebook, but with some many friend requests in the last 24 hours, I think a facebook presence is justified!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#46 posted 954 days ago

I’m on fb, twitter, google +, youtube. I look at it this way, the more people you can reach the better. There are also contest happening all over. Some are on twitter, some on fb. I’ve won 2 dremel tools off twitter. its a challenge keeping up[ with everything.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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StumpyNubs

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#47 posted 953 days ago

Chuck- I need a new Dremel! Wanna sell one cheap?

I saw your photos on Facebook. You have a BEAUTIFUL family!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#48 posted 953 days ago

Lumberjocks is the only thing I am on, and maybe 1-2 hours a week.
I’m to busy doing woodworking, shooting, golf, cooking, housework, etc. The last three only since retirement.
Guess I figure I don’t have anything important to say…........Kind of like this reply.

-- You can't trust a dog to guard your food.

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#49 posted 953 days ago

Don’t use either. Haven’t found a need for them. I have enpough trouble with just e-mail.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Grandpa

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#50 posted 953 days ago

Don’t Tweet and seldom Facebook. I do check my grandchildren’s photos once in awhile on FB. Not enough time for all of it. If you do that you have to give up something else.

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