You Might Be a Facebook Ho II

Gallary of "Friends"Yesterday I updated my status (I refuse to acknowledge the change to, “what’s on your mind”) and noted I had just cleaned up my Facebook and removed a few “friends” along with the link to You Might Be a Facebook Ho If…  I had a couple friends comment they were glad to make the “cut” and one who wanted to play the game and add a few things he’d learned in his short couple of weeks on Facebook.

I honestly hadn’t meant to imply I was  randomly deleting friends, but in an effort to be true to my own observations in FB Ho I, I felt the need to clean house, so to speak.  I admit, a few actions on that list were things I had done myself, so some of the laughs were at my own expense. Continue reading

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Google: More Than Just a Search Engine

With everyone going ga-ga over Facebook and Twitter, Google seems like a distant memory as internet phenomenons go. Whether you’re rushing to jump on the social networking bandwagon, or totally confused about how “friending” became a verb or whether it’s a “twit” or a “tweet”, here are a few basics that may help keep you grounded while everyone is trying to turn your head.

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The computer and I are pretty much on a “need to know basis”, which means I’m far from an expert, I just “play” one on the internet.  Unfortunately I don’t get paid for singing the praises of Google, but their applications help make me look pretty tech savvy. For anyone over 35 who has yet to get their feet wet online, or maybe you’ve just begun to test the waters, I want to encourage you to jump in and take the plunge! Continue reading

You Might Be a Facebook Ho If…

A friend recently posted this Facebook status update, “Doc is wondering how does someone have 500 friends on FB. I don’t know 500 people…”, which got me to thinking in a “Jeff Foxworthy” kind of way…

Ewwww!!!

You might be a Facebook ho if you have “friends” you’ve never met face-to-face.

You might be a Facebook ho if you “friend” someone you haven’t seen since 5th grade.

You might be a Facebook ho if you “friend” your ex.

You might be a Facebook ho if you “friend” the ex of your current s.o.

You might be a Facebook ho if you “friend” your kid’s friends. Continue reading

Facebook For Dummies

If you haven’t already heard, it’s perfectly kosher for folks over 35 to jump on the social networking bandwagon.  

Many of these users are braving new territory, but they aren’t quite sure how to maneuver through this latest internet phenomenon.  How does one  tailor the many features of Facebook to get maximum effectiveness for their specific needs?  Here are a few tips and guidelines to help anyone look like a professional bookie in no time!

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Some people are uncomfortable with the voyeuristic nature of Facebook, but you have complete control of what you post. After you set up your account the first thing you want to deal with are your account settings, located in the top right hand corner next to your name.

Clicking on the Privacy link lets you determine who can see what. On the privacy page, Profile lets you control who can see your profile and personal information.

Search controls who can search for you, and how you can be contacted. Continue reading

The Bachelor Sucks

No, I’m not talking about Jason Mesnick. Jason Mesnick  

It’s the show itself and the outcome of ABC’s The Bachelor’s “most dramatic” season.  But why is everyone so surprised? No matter how the PR machine spins it, one marriage in thirteen seasons is worse than just unlucky odds.

Surely we have learned once and for all, the concept of this “reality” show has been intrinsically flawed from the get-go. In truth, there’s absolutely nothing real (or right) about dating 25 gorgeous people at one time and being forced to choose one after just a few weeks to supposedly spend the rest of your life with. 

Go ahead and throw your stones, but after two disastrous tries (one on each side), while Jason may be the latest poor schmuck to buy into this fractured fairy tale, he’s hardly the only huMAN not strong enough to withstand the artful manipulation of 25 hand-picked, eager to please women throwing themselves at him all at once. I’d venture to say there’s more than just one lady he “still has feelings for”, but why all the indignation?   Continue reading