Social Media Refocus: What Site is Next?

Dear Readers, over the past 1.5 years I’ve spent a tremendous amount of time on my favorite 3 social sites, StumbleUpon, Sphinn and Mixx. Lately I’m mostly on Twitter though as it’s

  • most rewarding
  • most interactive
  • and most face to face

as far as it’s possible on the Web. I’ve tried a huge number of other sites in the meantime and also developed a weird gusto for the rare (especially Browzmi) but

I want to expand my social media scope. I want to refocus.

I feel that I can’t achieve anything more on my main 3 sites mentioned above. All three are stagnating in one or another way. The annoyances are getting more frequent.

  • StumbleUpon bans my friends for being bloggers and takes away basic functionality while relaunching (you can’t even change categories on your own submissions anymore after the system has added them in the wrong one)
  • On Sphinn I get my comments deleted and some industry heavy weights are stalking me for not obeying their orders
  • On Mixx, the Mixx staff votes down my submissions while many others have abandoned the site already out of frustration.

Using social media just out of habit is a bad thing for a SEO. There must also be some use in it. Otherwise it’s like slavery. There still is some use at the above, my reputation building there is rock solid, but I want to know where the next sky is that is no limit for me.

So please tell me: Which site should I focus more on and why:

  • LinkedIn?
  • Facebook?
  • FriendFeed?
  • MySpace?
  • YouTube?

Any other idea? I’d like to see a business friendly atmosphere, a team pleased with social media mavens and prominent bloggers taking part and some vibrant community.

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