brings up some fool in Bellevue, WA.
I'm on Facebook, but decided to keep the account to extended family, only.
Great way to keep an eye on the far-flung members. I should set up a second
account for everyone else...
Actually, you'd be a fool if you lived in Bellevue for seven years and
always complained about the occasional humidity. Jean dragged me out there a
few years ago when she had to go out on business, and I found the
Seattle/Bellevue area to be absolutely beautiful (in early April), despite a
constant drizzle. Took a ride down to Ranier, too, and it was the first time
I saw a real mountain up close and personal.
I've spent my entire life here on the East coast, thinking that mountains
were anything 2,000 feet high or better.
A coworker has a friend here who has spent most of their life in
Florida - I guess she was amazed at what we call hills and that
everything is covered in trees. I've been in this area all my life. I
can put up with the rain (most of the time) for the payoff. The only
problem is they can't predict the weather, which makes planning
outdoor events (drag racing, anyone?) difficult.
I'm a very private person. Like I said, this account is for extended family
(and "family" means "relatives"). Wanna be my friend? Try this new one:
I'm also a firm believer of separation of church and state. I have a family
account, another for business, and now this new open, public one. I welcome
any and all (within reason and subject to the censors' approval).
No I mean *how*, but I figured it out. I StG they have made the=20
privacy so convoluted and hard to figure out I can't see how anyone=20
does. I have a lot of people I've never met on mine, but I don't post=20
anything that I wouldn't yell at the mall.
"Ease up on the ko0laid m00nbat!" - L0afy
Agreed, that. The day I signed on to Facebook, I went by the same rules as
any other internet interaction. Even more so, when I decided to keep it to
family. But, still, I never considered "privacy" as part of the deal. And
with Facebook routinely changing their privacy settings, you have to revisit
that area periodically.
It's a great way for me to keep tabs on the folks now living in CA, AZ, FL,
SC, etc. 5 siblings, 12 nieces & nephews, and uncounted grandnieces/nephews
at this point, and I can poke each and every one of 'em when I want.
When some of my industry friends wanted to be Facebook friends, I set up
another account for that. There, I do accept requests from people I've never
met (but know most by reputation), but since it's connected to my business
life, I'm even more careful about what goes on there.
I've just set up a Group on Facebook called.... uh...
rec.autos.makers.ford.mustang. Not a replacement, just another option.