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Marye wrote:Only 9 friends. Does this mean that most of beethoven.comers don't use facebook?
Shapley wrote:Last time I looked, Beethoven.com's page was up to 33 'likers'. I don't recognize many of them as being board regulars, but then, again, I didn't know Dai Bread's real name until recently, so a few of the ones I don't recognize may be board regulars.
I still haven't figured out why they changed from 'fans' to 'likers'. Facebook always seems to find the need to change things that way. I suppose most of it is in response to suscriber feedback, but it gets kind of tiresome.
My wife enjoys Facebook more than I, as she keeps in touch with a lot of her classmates that way. I talk to a few of mine, as well as friends from other walks of life (including B.com), but not so much as she. I have found a few of my old shipmates there, which is nice.
I have twitter, but I rarely use it. I think Mrs. Presenter is the only regular correspondant I have there, and she's not on that often.
Trumpetmaster wrote:... there is too much info you can put out there for the public viewing eyes...
Shapley wrote:Yep, there's a lot of that. Some people publish all the details of their lives. I may put too much out there, but I try to keep it manageable, posting no more than can be usually be found elsewhere.
The entire internet is that way, of course. I see that Huffington Post identifies how much I've given to which political campaigns and parties, and even provides a map to my house (or, rather, where they think my house is located, I'll not be the one to set them straight on that). Too much information.
I have a friend on facebook that constantly posts about hating her job and dreading going to work, etc. I hope her employer doesn't use facebook...
jamiebk wrote:This is a problem with younger people who are looking for jobs...the employers comb through facebook looking for information on them. You really don't want to post too much. I purposely omitted the name of my employer...this is one way that they can data mine.
Marye wrote:Like you Shap, I keep facebook as a personal account. I do not mention where I work nor do I say anything about work. On my LinkedIN account, I do not post but link up with people I have worked with. Twitter, like I said, I use for professional chat though I do not often post there. So.. I am an active lurker.
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