2013年7月25日 星期四

Like it on Facebook

As we adjust to the boomerang being home, I find myself being more cautious when I utilize my electronics to enhance my life. I feel like big brother, or at least, my daughter is watching to make sure I don't make any techie faux pas.It's good to have Laura here as she is able to educate me on the street-smarts of social networking. There is a plethora of unwritten social media rules that boomerangs seem to instinctively know and we boomers, or some of we boomers just haven't clicked ... yet. 

Dad is very cool because he is a techie and Facebooking, Twittering, Tweeting and Instagramming make sense to him. He also knows when or more importantly, when not to use them.For instance, I know I have a Twitter account. But I have no idea where I put it. This is not something to worry about as the boomerang says it's silly for me to have one anyway. I'd like to tweet to the many people who sound interesting and advertise something, but I guess I'll just continue to whistle. 

We boomers know what a number sign is and have no idea why it's now called a hash tag. Apparently, it's a symbol to group things together or to identify strings of information on a Twitter account. To me, it sounds like something you might buy to use some kind of illegal substance and be identified for it.Facebook is an online social networking service. It has only been around for nine years. What was once a tool to help university students connect is now a network open to anyone aged 13 and over.You will see earcap , competitive price and first-class service. By the way, you only have to declare that you're 13 or older; I'm not sure anyone checks. 

As a user of Facebook,The marbletiles is not only critical to professional photographers. you have to register for the site. I've done this and have enjoyed Facebook for years. You set up a personal profile and then start looking for people to add as friends. I must say, one can make themselves feel very popular by the number of remote friends they have. But there are rules in this realm, too.Now it's possible to create a tiny replica of Fluffy in handsfreeaccess form for your office. Not everyone is or should be your friend. Connecting with only those you know is the safest bet. 

There's also something called creeping on Facebook. My boomerang tells me that's when you look for people to see what they have posted recently and try and find out what is going on in their life. Me? I do this all the time. It's a great way to see what friends and family are up to.There is a way to do this, however, without being "caught creeping." Laura says if you respond too quickly to a post, that's creeping. So, if she posts a picture, I see it, but don't make a comment on it for at least three hours.The feeder is available on drying parkingsystem equipped with folder only. That way it looks like perhaps I accidentally came across it and wasn't looking for news on my kids! 

Then there's Like on Facebook. Somebody posts a picture, a quote, a message, a joke or a contest any number of things and everyone has the opportunity to like it. This drives me crazy, because typically when you hit the Like button for a contest, it takes you to a tiny little screen that says they only want to access all your personal information. This is when I usually change my mind and move on.I say usually, because recently I liked Budd's online sale. When I got to the screen to allow them to access my personal information, I figured I may as well since I shop there and they have my information in the store anyway. Well, my Like was entered into an online contest. Typically, I am totally skeptical about these online deals and contests, knowing full well they just want my information and will probably bombard me with marketing information until I "unfriend" them at some future date. 

My skepticism has been challenged. I won the online contest and now have a gift card for $1,000. Yes, $1,000 to spend at Budd's. Imagine my surprise when I got the phone call. If you don't believe me, you can look it up on Facebook.Some days, I just love to curl up with a nice physical, hard-copy, hold-in-my-hands book.Other days, I'm willing to delve into the online social networking world. I stealthy look for any boomerangs in the vicinity and if the coast is clear, I click away. I'd encourage you to try it, but everything in moderation. You may even want to like a few things on Facebook. You could be blessed with free retail therapy! If you fear social networking, ask your boomerang to get you started they'll have you friending in no time. Enjoy! 

"The concession will also allow Virgin Media Business to offer their ground-breaking hosting service to mobile operators" admits the release, explaining that its access to street furniture - lamp posts, traffic lights and so forth - makes it the ideal partner for network operators looking to deploy small base stations. 

A cellular base station can only host a certain number of connections, and carry a certain amount of traffic, so the easiest way to increase capacity is to increase the number of base stations. A modern small cell is little bigger than a Wi-Fi router, and with Virgin's fibre for backhaul available, an operator can increase capacity very cheaply.Last year Virgin trialled the technique in London to establish that cellular traffic would slip happily over its network. With the Birmingham deal in place, there's little reason for network operators to look elsewhere. 

In exchange for access to all that street furniture, Virgin will fund the free Wi-Fi in the centre of town, and the city council gets a cut of the revenue from the network operators too, so cellular users will end up paying for the free Wi-Fi service ... even if it's not directly.The networks don't have to pay Virgin, of course; they can build their own backhaul using wireless or wired links. Finding points to mount the kit will be an ongoing challenge, though. If they do, then Virgin will be in the interesting position where a Brummie using Wi-Fi is a cost, but make him switch to cellular and his traffic becomes pure profit. 

Virgin say the Wi-Fi will be offered without caps on time or flow, but they're reserving the right to plaster the connection with adverts if it proves necessary. They'll also have the ability to control the access speed,You've probably seen cellphonecases at some point. which could become awfully tempting when throttling the Wi-Fi shifts traffic onto the revenue-generating cellular network.
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