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July 11, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley real estate, buy a home lancaster, buy a home palmdale, lancaster short sale | , , , | Leave a comment

GOODBYE TO OLD FRIENDS

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I’m seriously considering dropping Facebook as millions have recently done.  But I must admit it helped me considerably during a period of my life when I desperately needed it for which I’m grateful.

I had avoided becoming a “friend” of the world because I really didn’t know its purpose or use.  One of my nieces emailed me to join Facebook but I resisted for a long time.  I haven’t the slightest idea how or why I weakened and joined.  It was a revelation at the time, a new toy to play with, but used humans instead.

The instant I joined I was pleasantly bombarded to be friends by former band and elementary classroom students as far back as 50 years.  It’s difficult to describe in words what great pleasure I derived hearing from them.  Many were even grandparents.  I loved seeing pictures of their children, grandchildren, and for some strange reason felt very close to them.

Whenever I’d practice my harmonica or worked on my computer promoting my books on the internet, I’d stop for a break and opened Facebook in my iPad.  As it turned out Facebook was my main company after my wife passed away, but the house still remained empty and strangely quiet.

The niece who convinced me to join Facebook soon tired of chatting as she had her own life to lead.  I was soon discovered and contacted by many other nieces and nephews whom I had never met, so just that made being a member worthwhile.

I noticed the longer I was on Facebook problems began to appear.  Close friends stopped communicating with each other after there were misinterpretations over what the others had said.  They were careless what they had written and consequently their messages came out different than what they had meant.  I’ve seen that happen quite often with Facebook members and their friends and families. Even though I’m a religious person I found it was in bad taste when people proselytized their religious beliefs  (excluding those selling artistic articles).  I personally like to keep my religious and political beliefs to myself.  Terrible political statements made by inconsiderate pseudo-intellectuals without respect for those on Facebook who thought different politically, were the height of arrogance. To make things worse many of us began getting hacked in strange ways that I found disturbing, since we had nothing to do with those awful statements.  It left us with a feeling of helplessness.  Even changing our passwords was not enough, the damage had been done.

Thank you old and new friends for giving me many happy moments.

July 11, 2011 Posted by | AV Best Children's Books | , , , , | Leave a comment