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Sat 20-Nov-10
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Toffeeapple
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I have been reading Fiona's latest blog posts and discovered that she has subscribed to Twitter.  Is anyone else here on that site?  I can't bring myself to join - it seems so dis-spiriting to me, am I the only one?

My OH, who owns and runs a bicycle shop, has been 'joined up' by his daughter who runs the web based part of the business and it does, apparently, increase business. Though when I was at the shop this morning, I saw a very odd looking bike that had been marked down from £6,725.00 to £4,275.00 and wondered if Twitter might help with selling it...eeek

I'll try that again!

Sun 21-Nov-10
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Michelle from Oregon
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TA I don't see how it could hurt. I would think it would drive sales to the shop, and the "Twits" share tweets to others, so your potential network could be literally unlimited....ponder

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ponder'kay...but are you a member - do you tweet?

I'll try that again!

Sun 21-Nov-10
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big_laugh big_laugh big_laugh big_laugh big_laugh

No.

BUT, for Fiona, I may subscribe.

I'm thinking about it.

Remember, I said I'd never do Facebook, and I'm on Facebook now. I keep telling myself its so I can post pictures, but its enjoyable too.

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Sun 21-Nov-10
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Michelle from Oregon said:

Remember, I said I'd never do Facebook, and I'm on Facebook now. I keep telling myself its so I can post pictures, but its enjoyable too.


 

Ah yes.  I, apparently, am also on Facebook.  Though I am not clear about what it is for.  The people who crop up on the page that I see are...hmm...not that interesting...?  

I'll try that again!

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Michelle from Oregon
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Oh dear....

Well, if you wish to friend me, I'd be happy to accept, and maybe I'll be a little more entertaining?

Or not....big_laugh

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Fiona joined Twitter on the advice of a friend who found that it really improved her business.

TBH I am quite a Luddite when it comes to Twitter because I fail to see its attraction. Probably a generation gap thing. I was never much into texting either. But we must go with the times I guess.

I think Facebook is great for people who like to keep in contact. We find that the blog and forum is plenty of contact for us! I don't know how we would fit in the time to do a proper job on Facebook as well, but there are murmurings in the background cry

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wave  I'm on Facebook too and find it useful for keeping in touch with friends and family.  And yes it is fun too.  I don't know anything about Twitter really and I am not sure I want to.  I think I am frightened that if I register I will  get involved.  Does it have the same security features that Facebook has?  Anybody know more than I do?

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I'm not even convinced by the security on Facebook.  I certainly haven't signed up to play any of the games.

I'll try that again!

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I am dubious about the games too TA on FB.  It felt really weird this morning, I had a 1/2 chat with a guy who used to work for me 3 years ago.  He was always a bit of a loveable rogue and out and about at the weekends till alll hours, we were "chatting" about recipes,him sending me links to recipe books he uses and me doing the same with him, whereas it would normally be xbox games and football that he was interested in!!  How people change.wavewave

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Seems that he has mellowed then.  People do change, not all but some.

I'll try that again!

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I enjoy keeping up with folks on facebook but sometimes get requests from youngsters and wonder why on earth they bother as they never interact and talk a lot about getting blotto over the weekend - something I find both pointless and dispriting. Deleted one young man after certain rather obscene comments and he was offended eeek.

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Hello everyone

I'm finding being on twitter interesting. Have discovered a lot of new blogs too.

Particularly like this one that Shereen @shezza_t linked to.

So twitter gets the thumbs up from me.

A lot of people are using twitter on their mobiles.

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Facebook is good for keeping up with friends in other parts of the world...but twitter just makes my heart sink....

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Eco-Gites is on Facebook (for publicity).  Because it is a businees page people can "like" me but I can't be their "friends"confused.  Am I allowed to add the link? - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lenault-France/Eco-G.....100?v=wall

 

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