What if your parents had used social media?

Have you ever wondered: what if your parents had had social media? What types of things might they have shared? And would you have wanted to read it? My parents were born in 1950 and met while they were teenagers; my mother gave birth to me three days before her 20th birthday. All I have now of their early history are the black and white … Continue reading What if your parents had used social media?

Facebook flashbacks: the laughter and tears of abandoned pages

Do you remember what Facebook Group you joined first? I remember joining Derek Zoolander’s Group for Really Ridiculously Good Looking People mostly because everyone I knew was in it (and of course because I belonged there). I also joined a fan group for The Chaser, the ABC TV series. That was years ago and I’ve since left both groups, but it got me thinking about ageing … Continue reading Facebook flashbacks: the laughter and tears of abandoned pages

Who Gives a Hoot? What happens when sites go down?

I was staring at my PC screen recently. Staring at an owl wearing a hard hat. Hootsuite was down for maintenance and it was darn annoying. It brought home the fact that I rely on Hootsuite a great deal to manage multiple social media accounts. Many of us do it now – we’re using Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Seesmic, Facebook, YouTube, FlickR, YouTube, Blogger – for business. … Continue reading Who Gives a Hoot? What happens when sites go down?