It has options for posting longer "stories", photos, videos; it even has a "chat" capability. So, for my money, one (facebook) is easy and fun, while the other (blogs) is difficult and time consuming.
AND, you can feature your blog on your facebook pages with the simple "share link" tool.Mats wrote:So, for my money, one (facebook) is easy and fun, while the other (blogs) is difficult and time consuming.
Hmmmm...David wrote:Mind you, they could have emailed if they cared. If they existed, I mean.
I care and yet I didn't think to email. And I wondered why you had stopped blogging.
I'm not quite ready for facebook (brrrrr). I don't have any friends; I don' need no stinkin' friends.
I guess if that happens, I'll know that Facebook (or Twitter or whatever the latest craze is) has replaced phpBB entirely and I'll just fold the board up.Mats wrote:So, if all the participants on this forum (except the host) are connected on Facebook, will posting here just fade away??????
In a way, I wish I hadn't started this thread; that's silly of course. Que sera que sera. This forum has provided an outlet for me to express views and to share information among the 5 or 6 participants.
Ive done this for 500+ times and I've enjoyed it. It's just that I like the wider dynamics of facebook. Since you all now belong, it's not really goodbye, just a change of venue.
Thanks Elizabeth for your hard work over the years.
Well, I'm not quite ready to give this up quite yet. The only reason I joined facebook was to play games (that I'm not even allowed to play).Mats wrote:Since you all now belong, it's not really goodbye, just a change of venue.
I'm probably not going to give up blogging either just because it's no longer the thing to do.
I know there are forums on Facebook, but do they have this: ? I think not!
Even though I know that I'm the one who replaced the standard smileys, I am constantly amazed when I go onto other sites and type one of those sideways smileys that I DON'T see the stomping cat, yo-yoing pig, rope jumping sheep, hoolahooping cow, etc. etc.Barbara wrote:do they have this: ? I think not!
I don't even see that Facebook is taking people away from reading blogs. There are several blogs that I go to on a regular basis. As long as the authors are still posting things on their blogs, I'll still go. Many of those blog owners are also on facebook. In fact there is a "link this to facebook" plugin that can be added to any wordpress blog (probably something similar for blogger, livejournal, etc. too)David wrote:I still visit forums with the same regularity. [...] Whilst it's clear that Facebook is taking people away from blogs, I don't see Facebook as an alternative to forums.
What I have found is that forums, blogs and facebook have completely replaced newsgroups for me. I used to go into three or four newsgroups almost daily (alt.os.windows95.crash.crash.crash was particularly useful when we still had Windows 95). I rarely even peek in a newsgroup now, unless a google search has led me to a post. Of course, it could be that the reason I don't go into newsgroups very frequently is that our ISP no longer has a newsgroup server on it so the only way I can access newsgroups is through google.