Old Posts

Developers and facebook

While doing my daily news reading I stumbled on an article at the blog “GigaOm” discussing whether or not programmers like facebook to interact with each other and to discuss work. In the middle of it I followed a link that lead me to the place where the original discussion about this topic was taking place, and guess what?

Almost all of them (>95%) prefer other tools or websites to this kind of stuff. I found it very strange since lots of discussions about technology are taking place at Goolgle+ and other similar platforms.

This poll doesn’t prove my theory that people are losing or wasting lots of the great features and possibilities that the web has to offer, when they restrict their Internet usage to one “social network” or tool. But still is interesting to know that developers prefer other places to meet, work and discuss.

By Gonçalo Valério

Software developer and owner of this blog. More in the "about" page.