Twitter me senseless
I’m really starting to love the internet. Oh, I’ve always liked it, but in the last couple of weeks, I’ve researched a bit some social media outlets and become more active on twitter and am acutely interested in the new Facebook “Like” features which we will see peppered through the internet shortly.
I’ve always been a pretty open person. It started with the weekly emails I sent when I was at City Club. I’d list the events of the week or of note and at the end, a little personal comments about what I did over the weekend or a movie review. Once I moved to Japan, I started writing regularly. At fist that was also a group e-mail letter. Then I got my Mac and created newsletters. On December 27, 2005, I started On The Bright Side blog, via blogspot (which I am now migrating here). I loved posting regular stories, photos and even a “guess” contest. It was a good lead-in to my current website, which you may have gathered, I really enjoy maintaining.
You can probably see I’ve made some adjustments to my home page here. I’ve added a twitter box so you can go find and follow me on twitter. I’ve also added a facebook button, so if you want to add me as a friend, you can do that from here too. I’m learning what features I can add to an iWeb supported site (like a sitemap and favicon), and so I’m excited to see what features I can use to enhance the “performance” of my site. I’m even linking OTBS with a Facebook Page so that the site will be more visible and you all can become a fan! (ok, it’s a bit dorky and nerdy, but I’m having a blast!)
Sometimes I do worry a bit about privacy. My post below shows you that not all happy, peppy nor bright people visit this site. But ultimately, I don’t post anything here which I don’t want to and I monitor my site and also my privacy settings on other networking sites religiously.
I’ve also been encouraging you all to get connected to skype. I talk to my folks nearly every weekend with skype. It’s easy, it’s free and it’s wonderful. If you don’t have it, you should. As with other applications, you can manage your privacy settings so that only people you add can call or chat with you. And you can decide to add or not someone who requests to be on your contact list. You don’t have to talk to anyone you don’t want to!
I hope to see you tweeting away, chatting with me on skype and perhaps sharing a new application you’ve discovered. It’s fun, it’s fascinating and it’s a great way to keep in touch. I can’t believe how many of our high school friends have reconnected simply because of Facebook. With me living in a place like Vietnam, it feels good to be connected to the outside world and to YOU!