My Social Network

I'm not limiting this list to the major players - I'll also include other websites that may either display some form of profile of mine, a little brag, or somewhere you might be interested in participating/visiting/dabbling yourself.


This blog
Occasionally I post something more than 160 characters in something labelled Thursday Thought, a regular jaunt for tangents. Sometimes there's some Friday Fun, and occasionally some science & other stuff.

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Slack
It's new for our community, give it a go. You can check out the type of content at apex.world

Slack orclapex domain

Linkedin
This profile seems to grow like a plant... cultivate a seed and with minimal effort the profile slowly grows into a CV that's informative, interactive, professional & contemporary. Note, I generally only add people to my network I've personally dealt with, or had frequent communications online.

I also encourage you to join the offical APEX Group, the discussions are worth reading and we moderate to try keep cleaner than the preceding half dozen.

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Twitter
I've grown to see the true value of twitter. I consume & post often and do not have separate accounts for work & pleasure, so you will find posts
1) for work - I do follow many Oracle (and related tech) related tweeps, and I find it a handy distinction between my personal usage of Facebook
2) I'm someone you might term a skeptic/humanist - there are a number of people I follow in this community, and I also use it to post/vent various thoughts related to pseudo-science and other baloney. I pursue facts and do not engage ad hominem attacks.

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Facebook 
I believe I signed up for this before I heard of it so I could play poker online with an old buddy of mine - he said just sign up so we can play... thanks man </sarcasm>.
Now I'm generally a watcher that passes judgement on others, but occasionally I'll find something worthy to post or think of something witty to add, usually science related. It's mostly treated as another tool to keep up with randoms.
I don't typically add my work colleagues, you kinda have to be special for that ;-) - this is generally the domain of personal friends.

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Google+
It's been a long time weaning myself into this domain, even though I'm an avid user of Google products. I think when I was notified to consolidate my blogger profile with Google+ it was the push I needed to reinvigorate my activities after a little sojourn. I only post tech related stuff here, but rarely consume.

In 2015 I reverted this site from Google+ comments and hopefully encourage further interaction by not requiring Google accounts to comment. Unfortunately this means some useful comments made as G+ comments are lost in that world somewhere.

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Oracle Technology Network (OTN)
Obviously I use this account every time I need to download a wonderful piece of Oracle software, but also participate regularly in the forums to learn and help others. I'm a "Guru" alumni and currently Level 13 "Super Elite" in the spectrum, so I guess I'll be sticking with this forum - but stack-overflow is a handy supplement. Along with documentation sites such as OracleMDN & jQuery.

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PL/SQL Challenge

For a number of years while I was new to the industry, I spent a fair bit of time at AskTom. I think this gave me a good leap ahead of the local pack. While I don't find myself there too often any more - I have found new to sustain the brain - I fine the PL/SQL challenge valuable in keep my PL/SQL skills fresh, and occasionally learn a thing or two about functionality, performance, good practice - while enjoying a quiz. Steven explored variations in quiz and competition types over the years to keep things alive. It takes 5-10 minutes of your week, why not give it a crack? You don't need to be exceptional to win a prize - I received a prize in late 2011 just for participating (note, correlation does not mean causation!).

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Blog Aggregators

While not really social media, I do consider these aggregators as contributing to my presence on the web.
These websites consolidate a large number of Oracle bloggers, so if you don't want to set up your own RSS feeds, just visit these occasionally to catch up/keep up with the technological world around you.

apexblogs.info - APEX Blogs - thanks to APEX Evangelists (update - now managed by ODTUG)
orana.info - Oracle News Aggregator, arranged by Eddie Awad

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