If someone asked you how many social networks you actively use, how many would you list? To start, you need Facebook to share your personal updates, Twitter to share the latest news, Google+ for Hangouts, Pinterest for recipes, Instagram for your photos, Foursquare to share your location-based tips, LinkedIn for professional updates, Tumblr for cat GIFs and, before you know it, you’re reflecting on how you find time to use all of them.
In a post on Quora, a user wrote, “I have noticed in myself … that becoming continuously and actively involved in a new social network often leads soon to the cessation of involvement in another one.” A user in the thread replied, “It’s difficult for any single person to maintain relationships in more than three communities at a time, [but] I’d say that a very social, highly engaged person can manage up to nine with success.”
The ultimate consensus from this conversation? Apparently each person is different when it comes to keeping an active presence on multiple networks. While some can balance their usage, others ditch a network in favor of another that better suits their interests.
One recent study on social media usage revealed that the average user has two social media accounts. While some users find pleasure in multiple networks, there are people who have found a single community they love and stick with it, even when the temptations of a new social network arise. And there are others who have used various networks and narrowed their usage down until only one platform remained.
By Ryan Lytle
Article From : mashable.com/2013/05/26/social-network-enough/