Category Archive: Social Networks

Mar 10

Holy Resource Batman!!

I’ve spent a lot of time talking about using technology for those of us that are a little afraid of tech.  But, you know, there’s so many resources out there that I think it’s time to start taking a little tour through some of the resources that we really might not think about. A couple …

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Jan 02

Looking for some feedback

So, the other night my wife was catching up on the blog.  And as she was reading it, she said something that kinda surprised me.  She looked at me and said that she got to a part in the post about the universal remote and got “lost” and didn’t understand what I was talking about. …

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Nov 29

Webmail vs. Stand Alone Email Clients

Over the last few weeks I’ve had a few folks tell me that they didn’t like their email software but kept it because they didn’t want to change the email address that they’ve had for years. So being the inquisitive type, I asked what software they were using.  In every instance (and there were quite …

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Jul 25

Is it a Tweet or a Twit – and do I care?

Ever since I started writing this blog, I was trying to figure out how to deal with Twitter.  In fact, even before I started writing the blog I tried to figure out why I would want to use Twitter.  So I activated a Twitter account (@MartySilbernik) and I slowly started to “follow” Twitter feeds that …

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Jul 07

Facebook 2.0 – Protecting Your Privacy

Privacy Settings

In my last post I talked about the basics of Facebook and how to get some value out of it for those of you who might be a little afraid of “putting yourself out there”. Now, I’d like to talk about how to set some of those privacy settings that limit who can see what …

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Jun 21

I always thought it was a Pound Sign

You’ve seen it all your life.  It always meant one of two things… either it was the number key on the telephone keypad (it never was there on a rotary phone) or you saw it after a number indicating a weight.  I grew up calling it a pound sign it’s the # symbol. But today …

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Jun 13

Back to Social Networking!

Now that I’ve beaten viruses to death, let’s get back to the topic of Social networking.  I suspect you think I’m going to talk about Facebook, but guess what… next to email there’s still one type of social networking that came into play before Facebook became so popular — Text Messaging. Text Messaging, or texting …

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Jun 05

Is there anything I can do about SPAM

Spam

Let’s finish up the conversation on email. There’s just one more email topic I want to talk about and we’ll move on to the next segment. Minimizing SPAM. We already talked about how to not contribute more email addresses to the folks harvesting them. But you’re still getting SPAM or a lot of stuff that …

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Jun 02

Let’s spend some time on Social Networking

When I was growing up there was no such thing as a “Social Network” or “Social Networking”.  Boy, has that changed.  Today, if you’re not “Social Networking” you’re just out of the loop. As a kid, social networking meant getting my friends together to play softball in the alley between our houses, or playing marbles …

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