Doe anyone post on Twitter?
18 Nov, 2012
No,Scotkat...and good morning :o))
Wouldn't know how to :-(((
Crocus the budgie tweets all day ;o)
Got more sense!
Lol,Terra. :o)I am good at wittering though! :o)
No, wouldnt touch it, quite enough means of communication without that.
I do sometimes and enjoy reading other peoples too :-))0
I also like Facebook ,Skype,Messenger etc
Heaven,s above "what will become of me " ?!!!
No, this is the only site I 'talk' on. Can't be bothered with Facebook either despite friends trying to pressurise me - got better things to do!!
everyone to their own opinion !!!!
If you don,t use these facilities then how can you criticise??
Assuming that people who use these sites do not "have better things to do"... is rather derogatory
Skype is invaluable to people who have friends and family living far away as is Facebook to see what grand-children are up to etc. ......
I tweet..but not every day. I was on FB but found some of the comments rather childish. I can't Skype as my computer won't let me. I find Twitter interesting for keeping track of people you wouldn't normally be able to follow. I think all Social Networking Sites have their good and bad points, it's up to the individual.
TWITTER? I don't realy understand it.....but it seems to be VERY popular hope I'm not missing out!!!!
Maybe should try there is a lot of intersting topics you can follow
My daughter got me to join Facebook,which I must say,I wasn't keen on doing so,but like others,as long as you keep to your friends,it's fine..I agree,there is some rubbish..a bit like the conversations you can hear,on mobile phones ! Don't get me started on that one !..saying that,it has its place,and I can send pics to friends and family,and vice versa..so I am glad I joined..but like other social networks,even goy,it has it's good and bad points....Fine in moderation ,I find..:o)
I dont use any of the social network sites. I have seen too much bullying happening to the girls and their friends.
I do skype with my eldest who is at uni. I deliberately didnt sign up to facebook as I dont want her feeling I was 'breathing down her neck'. My brother follows her and has promised not to let e know what she is upto unless it is causing her harm. Another relative enjoys 'stirring' by passing comments such as 'do you know what time she got in last night?' she is 20 and a young woman.
used correctly I am sure it can be fantastic but I'd rather do snailmail and telephone.
Helen, I just meant for me personally, I do not want to get involved with Facebook. My husband is on it regularly, we also have Skype and at least two other messaging services. I just meant that these are not for me.
We used to talk to our son on the phone... now it is FB message. No I do not like it but am coming to terms with...
I can understand that,Mg..a lot of personal contact has been lost..I guess I'm lucky to do both ,plus txting..but very convenient at certain times..
Yes, and Google plus and yes to Faceache, but only on a particular garden section/page, otherwise I ignore it.
Probably age-related .... but I fail to see the point? I have seen others' Faceache (like that Bamboo!) sites and they seem so immature and silly. An e-mail to loved ones is ALMOST useful (have to be careful of wording otherwise it loses in translation!) but there's nothing like a good telephone natter (bearing in mind the cost though!) to keep up with friends and family. If, as humans with good communication skills, we only rely on these brief 'part time' cyber messages, we're eventually going to lose the skill to TALK to each other and simply live with machines. You only have to visit any restaurant/bar/pub these days to see friends and families sitting together but being actually millions of miles apart as they all sit with heads bent to their mobiles, texting to the people they are not sitting with. Why????? ......... I think I may have woken up cranky this morning! ;o)
19 Nov, 2012
Any method of communication has its good and bad points. When I became secretary of the SRGC we barely used e-mail as a way of communicating and the secretary mailed out paper copies of all papers for Council. I now send everything out via e-mail and it is the choice of the member of Council whether they print or not. We have a 79 year old Hon Pres who has the info on her i-Pad... she is not the only one to take a tablet or laptop to the meetings and I for one applaud this step.
Well said MG thank you.
I'm all for modern communication techniques - but there is undeniably a problem. On a tube the other day heading for Victoria, there were 20 people in my section of the carriage. Of those 20, 2 were reading, 2 were an older couple talking to each other, 3 were listening to music with earphones, and all the rest were, without exception, fiddling with their phones, even if they were sitting with someone they knew. Walk down any busy street in central London, or go anywhere young people congregate, and you'll see they are all looking downwards at the device in their hands, totally engaged with that rather than the world and what's happening immediately around them.
Even at social gatherings involving sitting down and eating, at least half the people present, if they are under 45, will be texting, or reading texts, or generally engaging with their phone, even while in the midst of a face to face conversation with another person at the table. The 'art' of looking at someone, listening to what they say and then responding directly seems to be disappearing, being replaced with a total fixation on the alternative universe of the cyber world.
Any minute now, I reckon younger people will start texting each other even though they're in the same room, or in fact, to speak to one another via their devices rather than look up and actually speak face to face, its becoming such an ingrained habit...
Its already occurred to me on more than one occasion to phone my son, who is on the couch across the room, fiddling with his phone rather than answering the question I've just asked him. I have no doubt I'll end up doing just that at Christmas - maybe then they'll all realise just what they do.
Think the maybe we should delete this ?
But good to here about others views.
Many folk when traveling on tubes or bus work start their working day by reading works emails or just make a start to their office work.
You asked a very potent question there Scotkat. I would suggest that what you decide to join or use is up to you. Skype for relatives in OZ perhaps. FB for friends in further places. Text is super convenient. Landline for a good old chat with an old friend, not computer savvy. Letters to friends who prefere that way of contact. My recent discovery is The Racoon Arms. A better class of serious subject discussed by those who seem to be intent on accuracy, and swimming somewhat against the tide of Twittery opinion. I too hate the fiddlers with their mobiles, ignoring friends nearbye, to gaze in wonder at the smart phones in their laps. Some emails have the annoying habit of finding wider publication. The latest one is the angry dad castigating his older kids. Something to be kept within the family methinks. Where there is good use there is also misuse and abuse, sometimes leading to libel and false information being rapidly dispersed. A Racoon Arms crusade!!!!!
Who or what is the Racoon Arms Dorjac? Bamboo I too was saddened when I saw a mother and daughter in a coffee shop together but not together. Mum obviously wanted some quality time with her daughter, daughter kept taking calls on her mobile phone... I don't know what the solution is or if there is one.
I don't think there is a solution, MG - its just part of modern life these days. I'll admit to taking my son's phone off him on Sunday when he popped by, lol! He roared with laughter - he'd been moaning away about some personal issues he's having, but whenever I tried to respond, he'd look at his phone, hence my removing it. It worked, issues resolved after a proper talk. Luckily, he knows enough about psychology to know exactly what I meant when I said he was using it as a displacement technique.
Having said all that, I'm not sure I'd cope any more myself if all computer/techno stuff disappeared overnight!
Racoon Arms, hmm, never heard of it, must check that out via Google, Dorjac, sounds really intriguing...
Scotkat - I'm wondering why you think this should be deleted... doesn't seem to be too much that's troublesome on this thread as far as I can tell. My own posting further up was meant to be tongue in cheek to a degree.
Well that got a lot of answers and wasn't even about gardening!!!
I found The Racoon Arms Bamboo while searching for a discussion site that had witty, informed posts about very serious issues. It is open....no signing in, and very edgy on certain subjects in the news.
I did google it, Dorjac - all I could find was a site where you needed to register or sign in to contribute, or at least I think you had to, with blogs posted by Ann Raccoon from 'The Raccoon Arms' - has a picture of a large country pub on it? Is that the right place?
Volunteer - if you look carefully, you'll see I do mention gardening - the only bit of Faceache I use is a particular garden section!
I use Facebook to play scrabble with a friend who lives 25 miles away. I ignore everything else unless someone sends me a personal message.
That's the place Bamboo. As far as I can tell it is an open blog site. Which unusual. Anna is so forthright and determined to seek for truth, and good sense, based on researching what she is having her say about.
I intend to have a good read on there after Christmas, when the dark and rather boring days of January are here, Dorjac... she sounds like a woman after my own heart, lol!
Pennyfarthing: now someone else mentioned in passing about scrabble on Faceache - that is something I will be very interested in indeed, must try to find out how to do it. Dear oh dear, at this rate, I'll never have time to do anything else other than sit at this keyboard, specially since I discovered a free online version of Tetris;-))
20 Nov, 2012
SCRABBLE on Facebook is GREAT I love it, especially when you live on your own(:0)
21 Nov, 2012
Which is precisely why I'm interested, Poppylinda - even if my family visits, none of them like Scrabble anyway.
We will have to have a game Bamboo?
24 Nov, 2012
I agree with Nariz and Bloomer. Its very annoying when the family gets together to see one daughter and one grandaughter with their heads down and in their phones. Last year i said they could all come for Christmas Day if they left their phones at home! It worked and we all had a lovely day chatting! Need I say more!
How do I say thanks?
« I bought an ornamental pear tree (Pyrus Callayara) in the Autumn 3 years ago. I...
My Kalanchoe Magic Belle is producing new shoots between the leaf and stem, these... »
Add a photo
Add another photo
Add another photo
Grows on You is a community for gardeners. Record the plants in your garden, share your photos, and make like-minded friends.