As the quintessential Facebook hoarder (first Farmville, now friends - or was it the other way around?), I find myself very selective in how I handle the service. My model for FB is Nan Holder, one of my absolutest favorite-est people. Or when I grow up, I wish I would be Nancy, but it's far more likely that I'll be . . .
Yes, I heard that Melissa Rivers finally laid down the law to her mother and demanded - no more plastic surgery!
By the way, there is a monstrously-large Nordstrom Rack at the Laguna Hills Mall and I got 4 amazing items yesterday for less than $75, including a tailored Faconnable shirt, another XCVI shirt, a formerly $500 jacket from a maker I hadn't known before (looking into them, cool jacket) and . . . another Etienne Aigner belt that was only at the reduced Nordstrom Rack price, not actually on sale. The other 3 items were 60% to 75% off their already marked-down prices. I hesitate to say that I paid a WalMart price for the XCVI top . . . but I like, did ($6.99).
Oops! Back to Abdul poked me on Facebook. He did!
I've been hearing from some of my writing friends lately that they are frustrated with the writers who will "friend" everyone on FB only to send out "Be a Fan of!" messages or "Like . . .[my book]" messages. Well, I'll just share that I never openly expressed it before, but, yeah. I stopped "liking" and "friending" fan pages a while back. It impresses me dis-favorably when I am spammed by someone who clearly is only about promoting what they have for sale. Of course, Facebook itself is a very emotional topic.
I do follow some marketing information, mostly for my "other" job (nonprofit fundraising). And the marketing world oddly seems both behind and in-front of various trends. There have been concerns for some time that Facebook isn't meeting the needs of "Millennials," which would I guess be people my students' age, or Meredith and Anthony's ages. By this, the marketers mean that younger people have figured out that since many people can see their embarrassing photos and statements, this could make it tough for them to get jobs IRL.
Here's my opinion: FB in many ways is just like the real world. In the real world, if someone talks only about themselves and never acknowledges others, that person is seldom very popular. In real life, if a person has come for dinner and is constantly bleating the same statement over and over, they tend to, gee, what did my grandmother say? Oh - wear out their welcome.
However, in real life, Abdul doesn't poke me. Abdul can only poke me on Facebook. I think that might be a reason to keep using FB . . . or not!
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Health tip of the day: give up extras in your beverages, including milk, cream, "creamer" (guh!), sugar or any type of artificial sweetener. If you drink soda - substitute water. You'll be surprised at losing at least "bloat," and will also feel more energy throughout the day.