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Entering the world of Facebook

gibbo

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Its scary :eek:

I see a lot more of what my adult kids get up to :rolleyes: Sometimes im so proud of the way they come across over different things but other times i could crawl under a rock :2fun::2fun:

Within days i had so many friendship requests it wasnt funny :rolleyes: Long lost cousins and so on but once i accepted their requests i havent heard from them :confused: So why did they even bother :confused:

I posted something up on my "wall" and no one had replied within a hour or so, so i posted asking if anyone was there :confused: My daughter rang to inform me that FB isnt like a chat room :2fun::2fun:

I like the games tho.

Not real sure if i like it or not just yet. Time will tell.
 

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I only accept people if I know them, or they play the games I play. If the ones I know don't bother with me, I remove them. As for "no one reads my wall" how the hell can I miss it???? It's on my news feed often enough!!!!
I really don't care whether someone reads my wall or not, there are more important things going on in the world!! :2fun:
 

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Technology for Genealogy is a good FB group - strict on posting, only technology, and only if you can use it for genealogy. That covers a wider range than you'd think - not just family tree software, but questions about photo scanning and preservation, Office software, problems with machines or websites, and lots more.

It's a closed group, which means only members can see and post. It's quite active, several posts a day.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/techgen/

Others I use:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Genealogyapps/ Apps for Genealogy - not very active, also a closed group.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/gegenealogists/ Google Earth for Genealogy - also a closed group
 

gibbo

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Technology for Genealogy is a good FB group - strict on posting, only technology, and only if you can use it for genealogy. That covers a wider range than you'd think - not just family tree software, but questions about photo scanning and preservation, Office software, problems with machines or websites, and lots more.

It's a closed group, which means only members can see and post. It's quite active, several posts a day.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/techgen/

Others I use:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Genealogyapps/ Apps for Genealogy - not very active, also a closed group.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/gegenealogists/ Google Earth for Genealogy - also a closed group
Thank you for that pramclub :) I will definitely check them out. I had never given FB a thought when it come to FH.
 

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I joined a group for reminiscing about olden days for people in my age group. There was just too many posts. I ended up unliking it. I have a small family group and close friends closed page so only get them. I also have a community heritage page for Sheffield which is open to all though I did once have to block 2 people for abusive language. But generally my community page is well behaved. You can set up a separate page, ie community page like I have done and you won't get people asking to be friends just to big up numbers in my experience as it is not personal site.

https://www.facebook.com/TimeWalkProject

You could run a single name page. There is a Bullivant family one for instance that some of my family have linked to.
 
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I find face book good for keeping up with kids and grand kids, but I,m also a member of some group connected to History units at UNI. I am into the groups that interest me a lot like Twitter, I stay connected to the things that interest me and leave the rest. :2fun:

Glen :biggrin:
 

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Just to add, I belong to a Huguenot Heritage group. I know there are a few people on here that have this back ground, we will be pleased to see you if you want to join :biggrin:
 

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Hi all, as a facebooker, I pick and choose what I want to see. If it bugs me I turn it off. There are, ways to limit what you want to be involved in. I'll .play Candy crush with you gibbo.:):)
I am also a member of genealogy and other groups on FB. .yes, I also keep in touch with family and friends on chat.
Joan
 

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I used to think Twitter couldn't possibly be interesting using 140 syllables but a lot of interesting people tweet links to their blogs.

There are a lot of academics on Twitter. I choose who I follow and I don't bother with the people who just repeat gossip or follow celebrities. Celebrities actually lead boring lives most of the time.

And so far on Twitter I have won 2 tickets to a talk on astronomy, a free lunch, 2 bags of expensive coffee, 2 tickets for a Fair, and a night in a York hotel for 2
 
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Hi Duckweed. I like Twitter because of the lack of waffle and the amount of really interesting people on it, but like Facebook it's a matter of choosing the people and subject that interest you.

Glen. :biggrin:
 

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