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Twitter 18 19.57%
Instagram 22 23.91%
Facebook 55 59.78%
None 31 33.70%
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Old 10-26-2017, 08:35 AM
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Facebook: Having gone to school in Boston, my college was one of the first 10-15 to join the website, having to actually petition to get our school's .edu added to the servers so we could even create an account. It was cool and exclusive at the time, and I remember watching a lot of my high school friends pop up as their colleges got added to the list. When it opened to anyone (high school / adults), it exploded in a lot of ways I wasn't happy with. Over time the content of my peers changed - posts and pictures of bikinis and drinking turned into pictures of weddings and babies. Nothing wrong with that, mind you, but it became more about "staying in touch" with life events than seeing what people were up to immediately. Since then, it has become a landfill for who can share the stupidest video they've seen that day, and even after trimming my friends list down, I can scroll for 20 minutes and get roughly 2 posts I'm remotely interested in. It has become a bigger waste of time attempting to scroll through my feed than actually contacting someone, not to mention the ads.

Two ways I still use it that its great for:
1) A lot of courses have a FB page and they will post upcoming tourney info, league results, etc. I've attended tourney's that I only ever heard about through FB.
2) Since almost everyone I know is on FB - the "Events" section gets used a lot. Having a Halloween party? Bday party? etc.? Create an event and invite everyone via FB. My sister didn't get invited to our sister-in-law's bday party recently because she doesn't have FB anymore and nobody remembered that fact and forgot to invite her via text/call. That was very funny to me.


Instagram: For following people and tours. My feed is 90% disc golf. Follow all the pros, follow all the tours, and see clips and posts about every major event out there. It does somewhat kill the excitement of watching the post produced stuff when you've watched clips of 6/10 of the shots already on your phone and know the scores, but I know what I'm doing when I watch them. Otherwise, follow other famous people. Comedians are funny, politicians are a joke (not in a good way), follow Dwayne Johnson or some other fit-person if you want gym motivation, etc. etc.


Twitter: Well, its not censored, so be careful what you get into. There are too many hashtags you can take advantage of to completely avoid this app, coupons/deals, etc. A major convention I enjoy going to posts when their tickets go on sale via their twitter feed, and sells out within hours, so getting that notification is important to me. Otherwise most things on Twitter can also be found on Instagram. I really only open this app if I'm really bored / have already caught up on Instagram, or have already gotten frustrated with FB. This is all assuming there's even time for that (yay for bathroom breaks!).
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Old 10-26-2017, 09:46 AM
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None, they are awful and obviously are the vehicle for devastating this nation, at the moment. In Michigan, Disc Golf Scene is the end all, be all for tournament information.

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Old 10-26-2017, 09:53 AM
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For those of you who said "None"...where do you find out about disc golf tournaments, leagues and whatnot?
I am bound to hear about any league in Madison from people while playing.

Almost all tourneys I want to play I already know about - they don't usually spring up out of nowhere.

The guy that runs the private course nearby sends all his updates about things happening there, and about his winter temp courses via text, so I got that covered.

Mike includes league/glide series info in the league emails, so also no FB needed there.


DGCR is already too much social media for me...

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Old 10-26-2017, 10:18 AM
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None, they are awful and obviously are the vehicle for devastating this nation, at the moment. In Michigan, Disc Golf Scene is the end all, be all for tournament information.
Seconded.

Disc Golf Scene covers every league, event and tournament in Michigan so its my one stop shop for DG related events.

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Old 10-26-2017, 10:26 AM
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None but I don't play tournaments, leagues or any other organized events. I just play casual. A couple of my buddies are on social media (FB for sure, not sure about other platforms) and it's their job to steer the group away from courses with events going on.
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:30 AM
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I use all three, but Facebook is most useful for disc golf information.
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:34 AM
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Facebook. It is THE communication forum for disc golf around here---tournaments, clubs, lost discs, contacting people, conversations.

My viewpoint is that it's a tool---just depends on how you want to use it. 95% is garbage or worse, but it's so vast that the useful 5% amounts to a lot. For me, anyway.

Which is sort of how I feel about these forums. Well, not so harshly. 90% of DGCR is of zero interest to me, but it's so big that the remaining 10% is THE communication forum for the larger disc golf world. For me.
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:47 AM
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I don’t use it, but Facebook is king around ATL. You can find stuff on DG scene, but Facebook ia where everything lives.

Only twitter for me though. I mainly use it because sports news is near immediate and so easily customizable.
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Old 10-26-2017, 11:10 AM
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I use none of them and I am 35. Like Brutus said in Cincy the B&M's have decent websites and plan early enough to be prepared for the events
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None. DGCR and a couple of other hobby related forums are as close to social media as I get.

As far as leagues and tourneys, I haven't had time to participate in any for a few years. I generally plan to play 1 tourney a year, but haven't been able to make it work for a couple of years. Our local tournament series (Illinois Open Series) has it's own website, so I would check there for info. I prefer the way they run events to any of other tourneys that I've played; so I don't need to know about any other local tourneys. Since I'll be playing at most 1 per year, I can be selective.
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