Facebook ... OK, I gave in.

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  1. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    Yes, I signed up for Facebook. I've fought it for a long time, but it seems like the best way to keep in touch with family members and old friends I haven't heard from in a long while.

    And to promote the book, too, of course.

    But since all of my family and most of my oldest friends already bought the book in 1991, I don't really expect much will come of that.

    Slowly, slowly, slowly, I am entering the 21st century. What was wrong with the 20th?
     
  2. Rosemary

    Rosemary The Wicked Sword Maiden

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    The Fearless Goblin Princess!

    Promotion of your book is a great idea on Facebook; and so many other authors are there who you can befriend and chat with if you wish.
    It's certainly an ideal way to catch up with friends and family. Then if you feel you are missing some of our Chronics, you could catch up with them as well :)

    There was nothing wrong with the 20th century at all and I hope you enjoyed it just as much as I did :) No television, no telephone, typwriters and snail mail!
     
  3. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    Well now, I don't go back as far as that, and I know that you don't either.

    I can just remember not having a television, but I knew people who did.
     
  4. HareBrain

    HareBrain Bunny of Wonder Staff Member

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    Oh, so now it's just me left?
     
  5. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    If it is any comfort to you, HB, I would be willing to wager that telford doesn't have a Facebook page.
     
  6. Perpetual Man

    Perpetual Man Tim James

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    There is a certain irony here, as two days ago I shut down my Facebook Account... but it won't effect whether I the book or not Teresa, its already on the too buy list....
     
  7. Stephen Palmer

    Stephen Palmer author of novels

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    Like you Teresa, I resisted Facebook for years, and only gave in a few months ago when a friend told me he would run a fan page (music, not authoring) for me. Since then I've logged in a few times and located some old friends, but I don't find much else use for it. Also I have to be careful with social networks as I work with young people in education.
     
  8. J Riff

    J Riff The Ants are my friends..

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    No Facebook here, and closed MySpace a while ago. No television, it's digital now so no free stations, no internet connection closer than macDonalds, and no telephone nuther. What was wrong with the nineteenth?
    I remember strangers coming to the door and asking if they could come in and watch the Beatles on Ed Sullivan in black and white because they had no TV.
    Still, I want one of those tablets that does everything, for about 30bux a month.
     
  9. Ursa major

    Ursa major Bearly Believable Staff Member

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    Facebook?

    Is it the answer one gives to someone who's made an elementary error (though not, obviously, a glaring one) when trying to read a novel? Or is it that multi-volumed tool the police used to use when trying to identify someone with a criminal disposition?

    (Frankly, the association of TWA - the group fronted by that bloke with the bag over his head - with Facebook doesn't help me decide which one it is. ;):))
     
  10. J Riff

    J Riff The Ants are my friends..

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    Somebody sstarted a site called 'MyBookFace' but it didn't catch on.
    Some guy here put all his personal info, likes, dislikes etc... on a big sign on his front lawn, then he sat out there waving while everyone drove by reading about his favorite authors, TV shows etc.
     
  11. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    One out, one in ... and so the balance of the universe is maintained.

    I have family members who are always communicating with each other over Facebook, sometimes about family news I ought to know about, and I'm the last to know, even though about half of those participating in the discussion live right here in the same house with me. I guess they assume that I do know. Anyway it's annoying, so I hope that won't be happening so much now that I have a Facebook account.

    And then there are the good friends I've fallen out of contact with over the last few years. It will be very good to be back in contact with them.

    But frankly, contacting peopleI knew in High School doesn't interest me. We weren't particularly close friends to begin with, and we've managed to get by without speaking to each other for 40 years. What's the point?

    [Making note to look up more about that before the interview.]
     
  12. Boneman

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    I had a personal facebook, which I shut down due to the incessant bombarding of emails I got from people I didn't even know. And has the row about the cookies been resolved? Apparently, if you click on 'like this' or 'share this' Facebook can track which websites you go on, even after you've logged out, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph. But I may open a facebook page just for the writer in me. Can I do that in my pseudonym?
     
  13. Perpetual Man

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    I'm pretty sure you can. I've still got a dummy FB account floating around, and nothing has ever been problematic about it.

    (Not that I ever use it, I was just playing around)
     
  14. TheTomG

    TheTomG Thomas M. Grimes

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    Im out there on twitter, linkedin and facebook too, feel free to say hi on those if anyone is so inclined. They are easier for me to check and get to during times away from home, as they have apps for the phone. I do still come here when away from home (eg now, where I am writing from Spain) but its fewer and farther between than my FB, Twitter and LinkedIn updates (which, I might add, are still tastefully scant and not overloading)
     
  15. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    For those of you who are on Facebook, drop by my Author's page there. Don't worry about my personal page, it's supremely boring. But if you type in Teresa Edgerton and click on :

    Teresa Edgerton Author,​

    you may find there amazements, amusements ... and occasionally free books.
     
  16. pyan

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    Ditto, ditto, and that concerned me as well. When I see the group I work with going on about FB, I sometimes think I'm missing out, but I'm glad it's not just me who had this experience.
     
  17. J-WO

    J-WO Pretentious Avatar Alert.

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    I was set against it for years, then I got frogmarched into by Clarion (in which it's borderline mandatory). However, I don't regret it as its let me keep up with old pals I haven't seen in ages.

    I'll be sure to check your author's page. Feel free to befrienderize me or not. Also, Nina Kiriki Hoffman often hangs around FB.
     
  18. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    Thanks to your timely warning, Boneman, I am making it a point not to "Like" or "Share" anything.

    It would go against my online persona to go around appreciating things anyway.

    Jim, you do not seem to exist on Facebook, or I would certainly befriend you. Which of your many aliases, oh man of mystery, are you using there?
     
  19. J-WO

    J-WO Pretentious Avatar Alert.

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    James worrad... I think...
     
  20. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    Nope, tried that the first time. I have now exhausted all the variations on your name that I can think of. It looks like you are going to have to befriend me.
     
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