People keep telling me I need to “network” more, digitally. OK. So now I’m on LinkedIn and Facebook. Can someone explain what I’m supposed to do next? (If you want to be my close personal friend, I’m ID’d by my tiresome, 19th-century-lady-painter byline these days — Nancy Nall Derringer.)
Also, a housekeeping note for those who didn’t see it yesterday: Comments are now editable, at least for 30 minutes after posting.
brian stouder said on July 26, 2007 at 12:36 pm
facebook and myspace and so on and so forth are all out of my league…but editable comments at NN.c ROCKS!
(old-fogeydom approaches, and beyond a certain point I don’t resist)
Danny said on July 26, 2007 at 1:18 pm
Nancy, with the exception of you, whenever I hear of an adult who has a myspace account, I always think: “What are you, fifteen?!?”
nancy said on July 26, 2007 at 1:21 pm
Facebook, not Myspace. I don’t think they let you use Myspace if you’re over 15.
People used to say that to me when I mentioned I used AIM. Now it’s my primary form of communication between me and my bosses. It’s pretty efficient, and keeps the in-box from overstuffing.
Ann said on July 26, 2007 at 1:32 pm
Okay–I sent you a friend request on Facebook! There’s all sorts of groups for old fogies on Facebook, but to tell the truth, I use it mostly to keep up with my college-age nieces and nephews.
Julie Robinson said on July 26, 2007 at 2:24 pm
Fogeydom has definitely arrived here. I also don’t text message.
brian stouder said on July 26, 2007 at 2:50 pm
‘text message’ – BAH!
I refuse to participate in exchanging what look like ransom notes written by BMV employees
(“RU GOING2” etc)
Dorothy said on July 26, 2007 at 3:28 pm
I joined Facebook about 6 weeks ago when a friend from Canada requested I do so. I am “friends” with my son and daughter, a couple of nieces and nephews, and to my surprise, a few of my kids’ friends have “friended” me. One of my daughter’s friends (they went to Penn State together) told me I was “easily the most high-tech mom she knew.” Which made my head expand to unusual proportions.
I also text my husband, sister, kids and a cousin. Comes in handy in places where you can’t be talking on a cell phone and have others overhear you. NEVER while in a car unless I’m a passenger!
Nance I did have a MySpace account but ended up deleting it. I was trying to connect with an old pen pal about 2 years ago, and found her daughter in MySpace. Then to my dismay, I found out the pen pal had been murdered by her husband (father of the girl I found on MySpace). He’s in jail now, and I’m still sort of amazed how I found out – all thanks to the Internet.
Danny said on July 26, 2007 at 3:58 pm
All this talk of tech gadgets reminds me that yesterday I am driving home in the fast lane and am trapped behind a huge SUV that is chugging along at a pace indicating the driver was under the influence of a cell phone call. The owner of the SUV was apparently a realtor named Cynthia and her number was on the back window. I had to resist the urge to call her and say, “Hey, Cindy, either get out of the fast lane or hang up the phone and drive.”
ashley said on July 26, 2007 at 5:43 pm
Text messaging was the only way to get through to New Orleans cell phones post-K. Now, I do it all the time.
Danny, you shouldda called Cynthia.
Dorothy said on July 26, 2007 at 7:47 pm
I’m with Ashley. I would’ve called her in a New York minute. Hell, what’s her number? I’ll call her now!
Danny said on July 26, 2007 at 8:39 pm
LOL! Thanks, you two. Best laugh I had all day.
Actually, the main two reasons I did not call is that I would have been breaking my own rule of not being an annoying dork on a cell phone and I sensed that this could have devolved into something like her cussing me out nad me having to hold my tongue..or not.
LA mary said on July 27, 2007 at 9:45 am
What I see a lot of in parking garages is women driving huge SUVs, talking on cell phones, coming down the middle of the lane, oblivious to other cars.
brian stouder said on July 27, 2007 at 9:49 am
See, my cheap little tracfone couldn’t possibly get a signal in a parking garage – so I’ll consider that a ‘safety feature’!
Ricardo said on July 28, 2007 at 11:46 am
Now that you are also in LinkIN, I feel some kind of special connection, Nancy. Welcome, sister. Other than that, I haven’t yet figured out what to do with it.
One friend has MySpace to promote his touring band, latest recordings, and projects. For that purpose MySpace works great, you can listen to Big Sandy music and look at pictures. You can also link with his YouTube video of his singing the national anthem at Wrigley recently. Way too many vintage pictures of rear ends, though.