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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:42 pm    Post subject: WHY DO PEOPLE JOIN FACEBOOK?! Reply with quote

Hi

I don't know why but I felt an irripressable urge to join Facebook!!


Maybe it is kiddy pressue or advertising, I don't know. I doubt anyone will go on to the new page I started as the site appears to cater for a different social circle.

Most of the gardening and environmental sites are nothing to do with the topics they mention.

Am I being naive?

Has anyone else joined Facebook to get into the horticultural and environmental discussions? Is it any good, does it work?

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7464726323

Maybe I should just stick with the Irish Gardens Forum!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think most people join facebook, myspace etc to grab their 5 minutes of fame on the internet. I suppose it is great for people that dont have a website of their own. inishindie you on the other hand have your own "space" in your blog. And not forgetting your interesting posts on here.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:36 pm    Post subject: facebook Reply with quote

Thanks Birdie.... A compliment... I can't cope!!
I think you are right about the five minutes.

I don't think I would have the time to keep up the chatting on Facebook Still, I enjoyed the ride.

I am already neglecting the housework and children with my computer use as it is!!

I'd better pick them up from school.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian

You've got to get yourself on BEBO!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:47 pm    Post subject: BEBO Reply with quote

Hi Gareth

I had a look on Bebo, I couldn't find you though. Are you going under an alias!!


Let me know and I will check it out

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian

Good man Very Happy

I have a Bebo page set up for the shop here, if you search under our name you'll find it.

I have my own page, but its harder to find as its a 'private' page Embarassed , so its not on public view.

Search for the shop one and let me know how you get on. I set up a page on facebook a while ago but done nothign with it. Lots of garden centres have pages on facebook in England, it must be a more popular thing there.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:59 pm    Post subject: Facebook Reply with quote

Have I missed something, what is Facebook and Bebo, is it a new language, or where have I been. Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:19 pm    Post subject: mystery Reply with quote

Here is how Facebook describe themselves:

Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.

They both have there fair share of inane waffle! They are a bit like a forum (not this one of course!) I suppose with millions of topics.

It can also be linked to your mobile should you get lonely for a second.

Check out the sites to get a better idea.

I don't think I will keep it up (I joined yesterday and still have no Mates!)

Anyway I wouldn't have the time to spend chatting to strangers on a forum site about things that I knew very little about!!!!....or would I?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dare not look at Facebook, as I don't need another addiction.
But if it could be used to introduce/promote Irishgardeners.com to more prospective gardeners, then I might have a look at it. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:09 pm    Post subject: facebook Reply with quote

Someone has suggested that we ought to start up a page for older gardeners and call it FACELIFT!

It sounds like a good idea to me!!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:40 pm    Post subject: Re: facebook Reply with quote

inishindie wrote:
Someone has suggested that we ought to start up a page for older gardeners and call it FACELIFT!

It sounds like a good idea to me!!


Speak for yourself. Have you seen my profile pic, I am very youthful looking. Razz
PS. let me know if you get that page started.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:19 pm    Post subject: facelift Reply with quote

Couldn't resist it!!

I'll put a photo on the header soon!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6289132001

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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