Saturday, April 18, 2009
After reading my post on Aging by Megbyte, you probably have surmised that all the hot new trends in our world have pretty much left me in the dust. I do e-mail and I'm blogging, of course; but I'm just not quite ready to enter the world of Twitter and Facebook. My wife, however, recently plunged into the social networking wonder of Facebook (to see pictures of all the nieces and nephews, she claims) and snuck me in the back door kicking and screaming. While I still have not stepped into the world of Facebook, I now have a "fan page" on that site, thanks to my wife. She tells me I even have a few fans. I'm in shock. A recent article on CNN.com explains that women over 55 are becoming the fastest-growing age group on Facebook. They're calling it a tipping point that is pulling older people in to join Facebook. One woman called it her living room. I guess I'll throw this one out to you. Are you networking on FB or Twitter? Am I really out of the mainstream by continuing to stay clear of all of that? And... what do you think of this growing social network craze on the Internet?
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Try it out Heff!
Stick to your guns. Those Web sites have some positives (pictures, et cetera), but overall they're unnecessary if you already have a working telephone and can call the people you would like to speak to.
Becca: Thanks for the support. I totally agree with you. I think I am in the minority now though. But... I am sticking to it and vote for the simple life!
I'm not a member, and do not have the inclination to become a member, of any of the social networking sites on the internet. Are those of us who feel that way Apples in a PC world, maybe. Over the years I have happily made my thoughts known to all who wanted to listen. Now if anyone wants to know what I've been up to, or wants a recent snapshot (heaven forbid anyone would want to see this ugly old puss), I be happy to call, mail or even email. It's not that I'm against technology. It's that as I get older I seem to feel more the hermit. To that point I have come to the conclusion, that hermit feeling could be of Scandinavian origin. Something to the effect "I vounta bee lefsa lone", but if you come with applekaka we'll talk.
Erick: Apples in a PC world? Good. How about a lonely little petunia in an onion patch? Same thing. Always enjoy your comments.
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