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Keep in Touch

As Skepchick grows, I’m trying to figure out the best ways to keep in touch with all of you through the 5 million networking sites you all use. Since I’m looking at all this now, I figured I’d toss out a few links and solicit feedback from you, our most cherished readers. So, here are some of the ways you can e-socialize with your favorite Skepchicks. Please let me know if you have any ideas for how we can make better use of these sites and/or others!

Skepchick Facebook Group

Boston Skeptics Facebook Group

SGU Facebook Group and Fan Page

Skepchick Flickr Site

Rebecca on Twitter and MySpace and Facebook

Doctor Calimari on Facebook

I’m just learning Twitter and have found that if I “follow” the other Skepchicks, I can display a little thing in the sidebar here on Skepchick that posts our updates. That might be fun, or it might just be stalky. These days, it’s tough to tell the difference.

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky

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  1. Rav – as long as the user isn’t set to private, you can view their MySpace page, however, I believe you have to be a confirmed friend to view someone’s Facebook page. (Though, I just joined Facebook this week, so I’m not an expert.)

  2. Dunno. Seems like an awful lot of effort just to remain “connected.” I prefer just going to a site whenever I get time for it.

    But then, I’m hideously lazy.

  3. Okay, nice, I just got a flood of Facebook and Twitter messages. You guys rule!

    scotte: it’s odd, because it can be more work but then also less work. I thought at first that Google Reader was a big waste of my time, and now that I have the hang of it, I’m able to read more blogs much more quickly.

    So, I think if you pick and choose the things that benefit you, it’s a total time-saver. For me, though, it’s not about saving time — it’s about making sure Skepchick is as accessible as possible to as many people as possible.

  4. google reader is *amazing*!

    i keep trying to pimp it out to people just so that i can see their shared items. it’s amazing that no matter how many blogs i read, my “friends” still share stuff i didn’t know about.

  5. Added you to myspace but I never check it because I feel a big generation chasm with it. I usually just check out the web site like scotte

  6. Um … here?

    I’m set up for Twitter but since I only knew one other person who used it, there wasn’t a lot of point — I could just e-mail her if I wanted to know what she was doing. If other people are on it, I’d be more interested.

    I have a myspace account but I rarely use it. Same thing — if I knew more people who did, I might use it more.

    That was phenomenally helpful, wasn’t it.

  7. I’m a big fan of Twitter and a fan of Facebook. The more folks on Twitter, the more fun it is. (Not that I’m pimping, but I’m ARealGirl there is anyone else it out there…)

  8. Right– So which of these contact services is the most atheist/skeptic/rationalist friendly?

    I’ll join that one.

  9. Rystefn, I don’t think that’s entirely right. I think the group was hacked, rather than ‘deleted following complaints’, and MySpace didn’t reinstate it. After much lobbying by the group’s founder (and I’m sure other folk too), it was eventually reinstated.

    However, I’ve never seen any evidence of the “complaints by religious folk. “

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