Here is a topic I'd really like to hear some views about. Essentially I'm referring to websites listing on Facebk and asking you to follow them on Twitter ... etc. I can understand Facebk as a networking site ... it's great to keep in touch with basic messages. When my son went overseas the only way I knew he was safe & alive was by going to Facebk to see the exchanges between him & friends + photos. So I really appreciated that. It's superficial and all but for what it is it's good value. What I just don't get is why I would want to go to such networking sites to see another site ... say a place I want to buy something. Surely just going to that vendor's site is enough? It's like the local supermkt asking me to go to the community centre & the local cafe to see blurb about the supermkt. I'd just go directly to the supermkt! Ok I get it that sites want to promote but beyond that .. I'm scratching my head. Why follow a site on Twitter when you can just go to the site? Over to you ...is this networking gone mad or is there a point that I'm not seeing....?
p.s. I'm guilty as I have listed my site too ... for promotion as reciprocal links appear dead these days.