I Finally Get It….

It always takes me a while, but sooner or later….

I don’t think I’m a geek, but I really enjoy Social Media. My background in tech sometimes helps and oftentimes inhibits…. I like to make things on the web. It’s like I’m playing with toys or something. I try to tweak my sites with html, widgets, and RSS. Here’s what I finally get (and you probably already know this.)

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” It’s all about pictures!

Take Facebook for example. It’s not about the apps in your “boxes” tab. People only care about your pics. People want to view your pics more than anything else (videos, status, what you’re reading, etc.) My Facebook and MySpace have nice layouts and stuff, but they’re pretty much lacking in pics. I have links to my Flickr, but one link is one too many. I’ll try and upload more pics over the weekend…. if i feel like it….

Oh ya. I better post a pic here….

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Oh. And comments. People love comments. So hit me back….

My New Addiction….

….is n20531316728_630212_3568. I dunno what happened. My account was inactive for a year. I hardly used it. In fact, when they changed to the new layout, I kinda hated it. All of a sudden, friends started adding me. It’s getting popular with the post-college age-group. The best thing for me was hooking up with my mainland relatives. This has added so much value to my life!

What I liked about MySpace was the ability to tweak your page with html. I am finding that you can still do that in facebook if you find the right apps. It’s a whole lotta fun. And yes, it is ADDICTING….

Just ask my nephew Grayson. He said he never gets a chance to go on the computer anymore because his mom is always on facebook.

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Hmm….

Tried SL for the first time today. Second Life is an online virtual-world simulation. Here’s my initial impression….

I didn’t have a sword, gun, grenade, stolen car, armored tank, or even kung-fu powers. All I had was a torch and some nice clothes! Hmm…. Now I need to ask that question….”Is it me?”

Ha, ha. Oh well, I guess I’ll try it again later. It’s supposed to be the “the next big thing”….