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Aluminum

re: Aluminum

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by » Fri Dec 13, 2019 04:37 pm

  I hadn't thought about it but indeed, it is.  John

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by » Fri Dec 13, 2019 02:14 pm
Chi Town Trio wrote:

You know, this messageboard is sort of a social media outlet too! 

 The smallest I know of! ;) Which is good, I am uncomfortable in crowds. :)

 

David and the CoolCyberCats


Forever in my heart


Cats Nap. Only Humans Put Them "To Sleep": Sterilize, Don't Euthanize!

 

re: Aluminum

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by » Fri Dec 13, 2019 01:52 pm

Like you, John, my facebook is pretty much people I "know" from cat blogging.  I've actually met in person about four of them who were in town for various reasons and two gals even spent the night with us on their visits.  Also a great way to keep up with out of town family and friends.  You know, this messageboard is sort of a social media outlet too!    Peggy

 

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re: Aluminum

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by » Tue Dec 10, 2019 03:32 pm

Much of my FaceBook stuff is with people who have cats.  Much of it is with people I went to school with, that of course, I haven't seen for 45 years.  It's the main reason I don't use Email much anymore, as I can always message someone privately where no one else can see it.  And of course, there's the business end of it.  Besides hearing from fans and answering their questions, it's how I find out where I'm supposed to be from one night to the next, and it's a good way to find out what other bands are doing.  It also helps pull other people out by letting them know where we are.  The average for most bands in this area is 200 or 300 followers.  so if they see you have thousands, it makes them curious.

I still visit websites to be sure.  (This one is a favorite, of course.)  This is the very first site I visit every morning.  There's also a site where anybody can set up what amounts to their own television channel, with a chat feature where you can talk to other people watching the channel.  Some of them show old television programs, some movies, some show music videos, and some are political.  My brother runs a movie channel.  (He makes it fun to get on and chat, mostly about the movies he shows, but his movies are so terrible, I rarely watch.)  I'm on YouTube a lot.  There are some fascinating educational channels there, I watch a lot of chess videos there, I learn new music from it and I watch a lot of old movies there.

I haven't seen that guy since I blocked him.  Since he doesn't see anything I post now, I don't even know if he knows he's blocked!  If he does know or suspect it, the next time I see him, (if he mentions it) I'll just explain I just wanted to keep politics out of it.  Aside from his politics, he's a nice enough guy to where I think he'd laugh about it.  John

re: Aluminum

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by » Mon Dec 09, 2019 06:50 pm

I just never got into social media stuff. Mostly because I see little value in watching everything someone is doing daily and partly because I always thought it silly to pretend a boat load of people you never met are friends. Still, I do not have children, so if I did I may be on facebook to know what is happening in their lives. ;)

I still like using websites. Call me old fashoned I guess. (wow, claiming websites are old fashoned?!)

I did not know you can block people from seeing your facebook stuff. How did that guy react to being blocked?

 

David and the CoolCyberCats


Forever in my heart


Cats Nap. Only Humans Put Them "To Sleep": Sterilize, Don't Euthanize!

 

re: Aluminum

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by » Mon Dec 09, 2019 06:12 pm

Yes, they do ask questions, pay compliments, tell us whether they can show up or not, tell us jokes and sometimes ask if and where we're booked on a particular night.  My personal page doesn't have anywhere near as many people.  I get thousands of requests but I think most of those are "collectors" who don't really know me but just want to build up their "friends" numbers.  If I don't know them, I just don't respond.  In the beginning, I was accepting friends left and right, and most of them were "cat people" that I knew of, even if I didn't actually know them.  A lot of the people I don't know might be "fans" but if I just accepted everyone, it could get pretty overwhelming.

I avoid the political stuff like the plague it is, and if you ignore it, because of their algorythms you don't very often get it.  In all these years I've only blocked one person from my page.  He was actually a nice guy that I knew personally and another guitar player, but every now and then I'd say something completely apolitical and he'd take it as an invitation to lecture me on the virtues of the far right, and I simply will not have politics on my page.

I often meet people from other bands and I use their pages to check them out.  They usually have a few videos of their shows and I can see what kind of stuff they like, how differently they may do things, what their styles are, etc.  Our page rarely has videos because a photographer usually makes them for us and there must be hundreds of them on his YouTube page, as well as the occasional video he puts on FaceBook.  A few weeks ago he posted a video of us when my neice came in and sang with the band.  That was a lot of fun and got a lot of "likes".  John

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