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NastiJ
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Posted - 07/08/2011 :  3:41:17 PM  Show Profile Send NastiJ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
http://www.slate.com/id/2298584/

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A Tight-Knit Community
Why Facebook can't match Ravelry, the social network for knitters


Nancy J.

"Learning how to knit was a snap.It was learning how to stop that nearly destroyed me." Erma Bombeck

Milinda
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Posted - 07/08/2011 :  4:07:56 PM  Show Profile Send Milinda a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by NastiJ

http://www.slate.com/id/2298584/

quote:
A Tight-Knit Community
Why Facebook can't match Ravelry, the social network for knitters


Nancy J.

"Learning how to knit was a snap.It was learning how to stop that nearly destroyed me." Erma Bombeck



::While I understand and agree with some of this, I have to say that they are different animals, IMO. One I go to for pictures of finished projects I want to look at before knitting them up. I check for errata, and new patterns. The other site, I am addicted to playing Scrabble with Laura Storie and Atavistic. I like to do the political slant and I have tons of gardening friends from all over the world there. Not to mention, relationships with people I went to high school with and ex pat friends living in other countries.


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anderknit
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Posted - 07/08/2011 :  6:30:32 PM  Show Profile Send anderknit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Cool article. Thanks.

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' "
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Ditzy Girl
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Posted - 07/09/2011 :  07:43:08 AM  Show Profile Send Ditzy Girl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Very Intereesting! It is a nice social commentary on our times.

Zola, Seattle, Wash.

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Panhandle Jane
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Posted - 07/09/2011 :  08:50:41 AM  Show Profile Send Panhandle Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Interesting article. Thank you gor the link.

Blog--http:\\www.panhandleknitandsew.blogspot.com
Ravelry--panhandlejane

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Wen
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Posted - 07/09/2011 :  4:04:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit Wen's Homepage Send Wen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Facebook for me is mainly for games, there are so many game posts from what I play that I don't really use it for keeping up with people. There is also twitter that is useful for quick updates and Google + that so far I have 380 people recommended for me to follow and I think 379 of them are from Ravelry! - It is only a week old.

Ravelry is definitely where I have made friends, not just connected with people I already know. I am going to meet a lot of them on friday for the first time when I finally get to the Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show. There will be ravellers there from all over Australia, many of them I already consider friends.

Wen


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PCam
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Posted - 07/10/2011 :  09:49:37 AM  Show Profile Send PCam a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I really love Ravelry and I'm glad they are doing so well. I love this forum too. I have to admit, I feel kinda safe in these two places, like I don't always have to watch over my shoulder if I post something. Maybe it's the fiber fumes that calm everybody down! LOL

Happy knitting!

Yarn happens. What's a fiberholic to do?

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kkknitter
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Posted - 07/11/2011 :  04:06:13 AM  Show Profile Send kkknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Milinda, what kind of gardening stuff do you find on FB? I use it mainly to keep in touch with family and friends in Europe.

Kristina
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