Facebook, Privacy, & Friends – It’s Not A Numbers Game

fb friends A friend of mine brought up a good point about Facebook and our friend’s list on it. He was a tad annoyed because quite a lot of people have their friend’s lists hidden and couldn’t understand why they would do so. He was curious as to how many friends these people had, mind you, and felt frustrated because this aspect of the people he wanted to know was kept from him.

I can totally understand his frustrations. Most people see another person’s friend’s list as a means of making new friends. Others see a person’s friend’s list as means of competition, in hopes of accruing an even larger friend’s base than the other person. When that’s not available to them, they seem to take it as a personal slight against them which is far from what they person who’s kept their friend’s list hidden intended. Continue reading

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Is It Working As Intended?

scroll Let’s say you’re like me – still new to this Indie Author thing. You’ve set up the needed platforms to promote your work – Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and several other sources. You’ve created a blog and started posting whenever possible. Bit.ly has become your best friend as it is handy whenever you need to shorten links. Overall, you’re making friends and establishing that much needed online presence, although you know that you’ve a long way to go.

Everything seems to be going well and you’re quite content with how things are going, so far. You do your best to keep up with everything as each day goes by and you’re thinking that things are where they should be. Nothing seems out of order and you’re sure that you’ve done everything possible in making others aware of you and your writing. But have you done enough? Continue reading

This Little Thing Called Twitter

twitter logo [warning]I take no credit for the Twitter logo. It’s just a blown-up screenshot piece of my desktop screen that I took while viewing my Twitter page.[/warning]

It’s wonderful, isn’t it? So much so, that one could get lost in it for hours on end and lose track of what we’re doing or of what we meant to do.

I first joined the site back in May of 2009. I confess I was sketchy about it, as a lot of people back then said that it wasn’t that good of a social platform. I’m honestly glad that they were wrong. I’ve made myself a tiny little niche in all things Twitter and I think I’ll stay there for as long as it is possible. Continue reading