The Social Media Living Room

I credit  Jeff Pulver for introducing me to this term – Social Media Living Room. I love it.

For my kids, Facebook is their social media living room. It’s all they need.

But for me and my friends like Jeff, our social media living rooms are more complicated. Maybe that’s what happens when you become an adult. What worked in your bedroom as a teenager doesn’t work in your living room as an adult. You need more stuff.

In my social media living room, I have this blog and about a hundred others, I have techmeme, I have twitter, I have hypemachine and last.fm, I have flickr and delicious. Each and every day it seems I add another piece of furniture to my social media living room. And some of them are working together.

Today I saw on Twitter my friend Mark (aka mediaeater) favoriting songs in the new hypemachine and went to hypemachine and listened to his favorites playlist. Then I saw a friend join dopplr and visited their page and saw that I could invite my twitter friends to dopplr and did just that.

Stitching together our social media living rooms is not only necessary, it’s fun. And when your social media living room is filled with your friends, it’s almost as good as when they are in your real living room.