Tag Archive: Facebook

Feb 17

Tech Addicts Anonymous (or is it Unanimous)

I was watching the local news the other day and a headline came on and said “Are we addicted to technology”.  My first inclination was no, we weren’t. Tech is a tool — a tool that we use daily. But then I spent a few minutes thinking about it.  In the last several days I’ve …

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Jan 27

If my phone is getting smarter am I getting dumber?

When I was growing up, our phone looked like these… Then, as the years went by we saw a progression like this…. Next, we were all amazed when we could walk around the house without tangling up any cords… Then, suddenly the era of being able to talk anywhere arrived… And talk we did! You …

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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 27

Facebook 1.0 – What is it and do I need it?

As I sat down to figure out what I wanted to say about Facebook, I realized that this was such a large topic, I didn’t want to make the posting so long that no one would read it.  So, I’ve decided to talk about Facebook over several posts — most likely interspersed with other random …

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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 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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