Facebook ... OK, I gave in.

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  1. Connavar

    Connavar Well-Known Member

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    Really FB is chat gimmick if you dont use only to keep track of family, old friends. I never write status update.

    I only check in to see when my Uni classmates, friends invite for parties, a drink, a meeting. My regular friends i rather call, sms and meet offline.

    I got FB late 2010 because Uni friends almost forced me to be like everyone else.
     
  2. rune

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    I use facebook to keep in touch with distant friends, its a good way to see their photos too of hols etc :D
     
  3. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    I'm finding a lot of people I somehow lost touch with over the last ten years. People I really liked. People who, I think, really liked me. But the community that that kept us all together disappeared, and though attempts were made to reconstruct it they never quite took hold.

    So it's wonderful to have a new way of keeping in touch with them. (I might also mention this place a few times and see if I can lure some of them over here.)

    But in the meantime, those of you here who have a Facebook account, even if it's lying dormant, you could do worse than take a look at my author page there. I'll giving away free books as prizes every week or two for a while. (I have quite a stash of author's copies of some of my titles, so why not send them out into the world to be read and appreciated?).

    The first one is The Queen's Necklace, but you only have until October 16 to enter your name for the drawing.

    There will also be photos from the production of my Hidden Stars video, including a lot of shots of people being silly, and whatever else amusing I can think of to add.

    And contests for free books. Did I mention that?
     
  4. alchemist

    alchemist Be pure. Be vigilant. Beware.

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    I've "liked" the page, but where are the free books?
     
  5. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    Did you click on the page that says "Teresa Edgerton Author"? I have a personal page and an author page, and if you search my name, both will turn up. If you did, the contest for this week's book is about halfway down the page.

    Oh, and the post detailing the contest is just below the description of the book.
     
  6. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    I mean just below the picture of the book.

    I see that there are a lot of Teresa Edgertons on Facebook. I'm the one in the hat, but that's my personal page. For the Author's page, the picture was taken about 20 years ago, so if you are looking for someone who looks sixty, you're not going to find me.

    The picture on my personal page was taken less than ten years ago, but it is by far the most flattering picture that came out of that session.

    I usually avoid cameras like the plague, so there aren't many pictures to choose from.
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  7. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    And the picture on my author page is in sepia.
     
  8. J-WO

    J-WO Pretentious Avatar Alert.

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    Hmm... that is mightily peculiar. I think something must be going on with my account, because when I share stuff or link to my blog, say, it only puts it on my profile thingy and not my main wall. Most annoying.

    I've been to both your pages and I can't see a +1 friend button at the top right. Yet again, I'm wondering if this is a problem with my account and not yours.

    (I enjoyed the guys in red robes however!)
     
  9. Mouse

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    Found J-WO.

    Also liked Teresa's author page. :)
     
  10. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    Thanks, Mouse. Both for the compliment and for providing the link to Jim's page.

    Jim, I have sent a notice to you asking won't you be my friend. I guess we'll have to wait and see if it arrives.
     
  11. J-WO

    J-WO Pretentious Avatar Alert.

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    Arrived!
     
  12. Adasunshine

    Adasunshine Everything in Moderation

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    I've deleted many a Facebook account (and actually deleted, not deactivated - have the useful link to delete if any of you are interested, it's difficult to find otherwise) only to start up another due to my family pressuring me to re-join as I live apart from them. I'm now addicted to that stupid stupid game Farmville and so I keep my account open but private purely to play the game.

    I'm actually rather enjoying Google+ but unfortunately, not enough people are on there. It's like all the best bits from FB, Twitter and the likes all rolled into one easy site but then I would say that, I have worshipped at the altar of Google for quite some time now!

    Anyhoo, have liked your author page Teresa, loving the Hidden Stars photo - made me chuckle! :D

    xx
     
  13. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    Thanks, Ada.

    There are more photographs to come, including some shots of Santiago throwing genuine fireballs at Charles.
     
  14. Perpetual Man

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    Well I lasted three weeks without FB, (I actually did what Ada said above and deleted the account, and started again from scratch) which solved a lot of the issues I had.

    (I'm also on Google+ and prefer it to FB, but it's going to take a long while to build itself up to the levels of FB)

    I digress (I'm good at that) am back up on Facebook and have done my best to like your page, Teresa!
     
  15. JoanDrake

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    Facebook depresses me. If, in 2000, someone had offered to sell me very cheaply an app whose only salient purpose seems to be the tendency to completely invade your privacy and the ability to utterly ruin your own life with one wrong keystroke I would have shown him the door...possibly to an Institution helping those of us with very odd thought patterns

    It therefore seems I will never be worth 80 billion dollars...ah well, wealth would just ruin my charm, yes?

    I'm going to join now, though. While if I never see my old HS "friends" again it will be too soon I just have to see Teresa's page.
     
  16. Grimward

    Grimward Where matter vanishes...

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    Have an account on FB, but am no longer active.

    Facebook is a kind of Mirror of Erised for me. To steal a bit of meaning from Dumbledore, I'm no longer active on it because "It does not do to dwell on dreams...and forget to live."
     
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