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Corey Bearak
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06.11.2017 (1595 days ago)

Your Friends

Your Friends
1595 days ago 16 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:Facebook, Twitter, social media
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RIP Adam West. I really enjoyed that series in my youth. I enjoyed the comics. In all his appearances always a nice person. RIP Batman.

 

I took to social media, Twitter to be exact, when I wanted to learn about his passing. I learned he enjoyed 150,000 followers and only followed 115. His page said he joined Twitter in March 2009 – one month after me – and tweeted 474 times over the eight plus years on the platform. I do not think I tweet enough but I my total runs more that four times that of our vaunted Batman.

 

Twitter remains my preferred first platform for social media and some friends, especially Friday’s blogger admonish me for not “working” Facebook enough. My tweets get posted to Facebook and I try to wish Happy Birthday to Facebook Friends (more on that later).

 

A few months back, I created a Facebook page for New York’s Grand Lodge for the Knight of Pythias. I have tried posting things there as a test of sorts to working Facebook. I post and link to events and news posted on the Grand Lodge website (which I developed and maintain as a volunteer). The goal involves getting members of the order to engage on the page.

 

Your Friends

 

When I looked through Facebook this morning, I noticed two of the Friends with birthdays not included among my Contacts. Checking further I noticed no response to my prior birthday greetings. I decided to unFriend and unFollow. Sort of Facebook housekeeping. Then I checked to see if someone who recently opted to be unfriendly without due cause (only my view matters here) took a spot among my Friends on Facebook; another housekeeping correction made.

 

So I pose the question: do you review those you connect with on social media and curb down the list from time to time?

 

Bonus: a blast from the past concert linked on the side panel when I sampled the song linked before the preceding two paragraphs.. Enjoy!

 
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  •  Marilyn Genoa: 
     
    I do not really go on Facebook although I have an account which my children started for me many many years ago. Oddly I get Facebook "popups" on one of my email accounts and therefore do see some posts, etc. After reading some of the responses here I wonder if my lack of interaction has been taken rudeness on my part. Perhaps it is time to take the plunge and actually log-on to Facebook. Twitter I am curious about because of several people I would like to be able to "follow".
     
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  •  Ellyn Finkelstein: 
     
    He was the BEST Batman!
     
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  •  Rona Gura: 
     
    Twitter still confuses me a bit. I have a twitter account but I rarely use it.

    As for Facebook, I find that the more people I connect with-as long as I know who the are-the better. For instance, several month ago I ran into my daughter's friend's parents in Family Court. Surprisingly to me, they were as surprised to see me there as I was to see them. I was there representing a client and they were they on their own matter. I realized that, that was obviously an issue with my own networking. Since that time, I have routinely checked in on Facebook when in court. And since I began doing that I noticed an increase in the volume of calls from people who know me personally.
     
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  •  Art Lizza: 
     
    Is there any doubt that social media have blurred the meaning of the word "friend," if not rendered it largely meaningless by virtue of its application to mean just about anybody? I would like to actively "friend" more people, yet find myself conflicted, because if I'm honest with myself, I'm really not looking for someone I can go fishing with, but rather someone who happens to share my interests, and that often involves the writing and publishing that I do. Although, recently, I joined an FB group that promotes (non-work related) hiking trails across PA, NJ, NY & CT--not for the faint of heart, 15 to 20 milers--through old rail and canal trails. Here again, something of interest to me. It's through active participation in the group, however--once I've gotten the right footwear (and notwithstanding the objections of my cardiologist)--that I might conceive of making a bona fide friend or two....
     
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  •  Cayce Crown: 
     
    I find Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to be useful tools full of love, creativity and inspiration. Like all tools they must be maintained, I unfollow victims and negative people religiously. No time for that in my world. These tools are too valuable to waste and are a great gift to me.
     
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  •  Daniel Schwartz: 
     
    I am deeply saddened to hear the original and real Batman is dead. My family always told that me "Batman" was my first word uttered as a toddler. I watched the show everyday and it was true favorite of mine. Even now in my adult life, I got my son into the campy fun of the old series on Me TV. Plus the then huge guest star actor villains were great. His later roles on The Simpsons and Family Guy were great too. Adam West will be missed.
     
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  •  Robert Giamboi: 
     
    I hardly use Twitter at all. I used to be all over Facebook but feel there's just so much hate being spewed on it that I deactivated my account and refer to is as "Hatebook". That said, I used to be a bit of housekeeping on it. I need to get more active on LinkedIn for business.
     
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  •  Fred Klein: 
     
    I consider Facebook and Twitter to be broadcast outlets through which I attempt to encourage discourse and create controversy. Facebook is also a photo portal
     
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