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We have , , and tags. Many questions about the named site contain the more generic social-media tag as well. Should we burn named tags or the social-media tag? Is there a reason to have both?

  • Can you quantify how many posts are in these categories and point to a few examples ecplaining why you see an issue with them. (I'd suspect if it's generically about 'social'-media then naming one might be a kind of product-placement?) – LаngLаngС Sep 6 at 12:41
  • Can we imagine someone wanting to search for questions about Twitter (the platform), and not for Facebook? – Oddthinking Sep 6 at 17:20
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When I find more time, I'll update with what I can find for other social media sites and make a recommendation for usage

First impressions are that it's appropriate to have all three tags, but there's a good deal of misuse


Simple Analysis

For questions tagged

Basic Metrics

  • 44 questions total with the tag
  • 2 questions are negative score, 1 zero score.
    • The zero score question is marked as duplicate, the others are still open.
  • 4 questions closed, 0 on-hold, 2 marked as duplicate, none of these also tagged Facebook or Twitter

Misuse

  • 16 questions seem to be not about social media or even a specific social media site.
    • 12 of these seem to make the connection with social media only in that the claim was found on social media
    • 2 are "twitter prediction" type questions, and are not actually about social media or twitter, but one think they are because the predictions were made via twitter.
    • 2 contain the tag for opaque reasons.

Also tagged

  • 1 question also tagged
    • This 1 question is about exclusively Twitter and Donald Trump's use of it
    • 4 questions not tagged twitter seem to be exclusively about Twitter and not social media in general

Also tagged

  • 3 questions also tagged
    • All three are exclusively about Facebook, but the case that social media in general is relevant can be made for 2 of them
    • 4 questions not tagged facebook seem to be exclusively about Facebook and not social media in general

For Questions tagged

Basic Metrics

  • 12 questions total with the tag
  • 2 questions are negative score, both still open.
  • 0 questions closed, 0 on-hold, 0 marked as duplicate.

Misuse

  • All 12 questions seem to be about Facebook
    • 1 is specifically asking if a facebook page is legitimately belonging to the company it claims to belong to. It has a negative score, but it not closed.

Also tagged

Also tagged

  • 3 questions also tagged
    • All three are exclusively about Facebook, but the case that social media in general is relevant can be made for 2 of them

For Questions tagged

Basic Metrics

  • 6 questions total with the tag
  • 0 questions are negative or zero score
  • 2 questions closed, 0 on-hold, 0 marked as duplicate, neither of these also tagged Facebook or social-media

Misuse

  • 4 questions seem more about people tweeting rather than about twitter the company and website

Also tagged

  • 1 question also tagged
    • This 1 question is about exclusively Twitter and Donald Trump's use of it

Also tagged

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