Social Media and the More Mature User

Today I added a Facebook Page to my online presence, which should show up on the right hand side of this current homepage. In all honesty, I’m not really sure what a ‘facebook page’ is or what it’s meant to be used for. But I noticed it was there, so I thought I’d give it a go. It may disappear, it may not even be there at all – who knows?

I like to try these new things, I’ve always found when learning something new that I expect to be able to get it right straight away. But of course, that isn’t ever going to happen! Sometimes it’s good to sit back with a cup of tea and actually read the tutorials, and practice before ‘going live’.

My original intention today was to open an Instagram account to put some photos on. But if I understand it correctly I need a smart phone rather than a laptop? I have a mobile phone, but it definitely isn’t smart! It just sends texts and I can use it to talk to people! Twitter also seems meant for the smart phone. Maybe I should just get a smart phone? But the screens are so small, so I’d need to budget for reading glasses as well as the phone.

Which is why I ended up making a Facebook page. I didn’t really mean to do that, but we’ll see how it goes and hopefully it’ll add something to my ‘online presence’!

Me at school, where I enjoyed such things as writing with a pen and reading a book.

Me at school, where I enjoyed such things as writing with a pen and reading a book.

On the plus side I think I should give myself a pat on the back for even being able to switch a computer on. When you were born before computers were invented it’s been a very steep learning curve for us!

If you agree, please click ‘Like’ 🙂

 

About Jackie Dinnis

Welcome to my blog where I am enjoying meeting my family - past and present - one at a time. Join me as I learn who my ancestors were, where they lived, what their occupations were and what everyday life was like for them.
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4 Responses to Social Media and the More Mature User

  1. Sue Woodland says:

    I’ve tried to ‘like’ this but it is asking me for a username and password which I don’t have!! So I’ll ‘like’ it in this comment box!! Oh dear, this technology is far beyond me. Bring back pen and paper!

    • Oh Sue, I have no idea either …. 🙂 I guess you have to ‘join’ by creating a username and password? Ask Paul 🙂 And get him to ‘follow me’ while you’re there! xxxx

  2. Luanne @ TFK says:

    Jackie, I don’t find Instagram very useful for connecting with blogs, etc. The focus is squarely on the photo, and I think most people just ignore if you put a link in the comments.

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