Posts Tagged ‘ social networking ’

Disconnection a benediction

Disconnection a benediction

(This is the Online column, written for The Southland Times) I was never the early adopter of whizz-bang geek technology that some of my colleagues have been over the years. In fact, I didn’t even own a computer until just 12 years ago. Since then, I’ve become one of those web-addicted geeks with a computer-screen tan and too many email accounts. I might not have delved into the world of computer ownership until Window 95...

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… and on the 8th day he created the internet?

… and on the 8th day he created the internet?

Have you ever wondered what the big bloke upstairs makes of all this social networking bizzo? More to the point, have you ever looked for him on Facebook?

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Some changes work, others get slammed

(This is the Online column, written for The Southland Times) Social networking is just getting bigger and (sometimes) better as more of us embrace its many wonders. We’ve given it a wee hug of our own here at The Southland Times, with our very own Facebook page now having almost 800 fans who are as stoked about the mighty Stags and their heroic Ranfurly Shield efforts as we are. Check us out at www.facebook.com/southlandtimes....

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How to win friends and stalk people

Poor ol’ Bill Gates, he had to give up on Facebook because too many people wanted to be his friend. Actually, that’s what I find a wee bit creepy about Facebook, the “friends”. I mean really, total strangers want to be your friend online. On Twitter they just “follow” you in a kind of non-menacing stalkerly way. Friending you on Facebook is a whole different level. Then there’s the people who have hundreds, sometimes...

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