I jumped on the social networking / media bandwagon pretty early on when MySpace was just starting to take off. I rode the social wave over to Facebook and hung around there for about seven years before finally deciding to call it quits.

I opened a Twitter account at one point but never did much with it; the same can be said for my Google+ account. I also updated a blog regularly for about two years but ultimately stopped posting as I simply wanted to dedicate more time to other endeavors. Despite my passion for photography, I never had any interest to join Instagram or the like.

With this week's open forum, we want to know if you use any type of social media. If so, which platforms do you prefer and why? If not, what's kept you from it thus far?