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    Don't quite understand Social Media. I guess I just don't "get it". What is the appeal?

    Having said that, I didn't "get" texting either. Slow learner. Swore up and down I would never lower myself. Fast forward two years-- Wow, what an easy, fast way to communicate! I text almost as much as my high school students do.


    So, my good friends (clearly not young folks) are telling me Facebook is another great way to communicate. I see it as a way to blow your own horn. Help me out here. Am I off base, out of touch, old, stubborn, all of the above? Am I missing something?

    What is the PRIMARY reason to use Facebook?
    John Stroh, Lodi ca


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    The primary reason I use facebook is to keep in touch with those friends and family that I don't live close enough to see often. Just this weekend I was able to see pictures of my niece and her friends in their homecoming dresses. This summer I got to see pictures of my nephews baseball games, and family events we missed. I have been able to reconnect with old friends from high school, keep in touch with people I've met in the dog games etc....

    Yes, there is a lot of chaff there too. People post a lot of political crap, inspirational quotes, silly sayings etc... but it's worth it to me for the good stuff I posted about above.
    Rick Curtis ~ Currently in Ontario, CA by way of Spokane, WA and Northern CA.

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    I agree with Rick. It's a great and inexpensive way to keep in touch with friends and family that live far away.
    "Force fetch isn't about retrieving as much as it is conditioning a dog to handle pressure, in a very controlled environment. It's about putting a dog in the position of having to figure out how to turn off pressure by finding the correct response. This translates into numerous areas in training." Sharon Potter.

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    Some a my past aversions:
    Power brakes
    power steering
    automatic transmitions
    gortex
    graphite fly rods
    steel shot
    boxer shorts
    cable t.v.
    Semi automatic shotguns
    plastic shotshell hulls
    spam (the meat, I think it's meat)
    Redheads (people)
    cell phones
    liberal news media ( best comedy out there)
    I am no longer afraid of clowns


    I have grown to accept many things
    It is far easier to spit on the work of others than it is to produce something better yourself.
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    HRCH Calypso Seven Bales High SH (Bailey)
    HR Calypso Zoomin Loosies Mad Hader (Maddi) We loved you baby. R.I.P.
    FlatLanders Broken Pistol Ricochet SH (Flinch)


    My Christian Name is Michael Baker..
    I have gone by "Gooser" since I was a "gossling"

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    Facebook has been a way to keep clients updated on dog progress

    /paul
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    John I joined Facebook to keep in touch with family and put pics on there for them to enjoy and see what I was up to in the dog world. Seems to me however they want you to be friends with every other person your family is friends with. In the HRC world, they want you to be friends with everybody there. That was not my intent when I joined Facebook. And I keep it that way and limit it to family and just a few others. I think you can restrict but I am not sure how to do this. I detest it when Facebook sends you through your Email, you have notifications pending. It should be a worry to all of us because I think they can read into our lives more than we care to know about.
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    Doesn't e-mail do all these things in a more private way?

    JS
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    I think its stupid. Its all stuff like Im at the grocery store... I didnt sleep good... about to go out and eat... I hate mondays...Made cookies today.... God night all...Etc.

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    Latex paint
    personal computor
    radial tires
    wool
    hardwood floors
    straight razors
    MDF medium density fiber board.
    MDO Medium density overlay
    Margarine
    ankle high socks
    left turns
    fish with big scales.
    baggy jeans
    Camo. Never use to wear it.
    Ball Caps
    E-collars
    mechanical pencils
    touch tone phones ( I still think rotary phones er cool.)
    I still have an aversion to garage door openers.. My current one,, I have been married to for 16 years.. The pervious one only lasted 7


    Let me think some more.


    Gooser
    It is far easier to spit on the work of others than it is to produce something better yourself.
    Brynmoors Prairie Sage JH ​(Sage) Just a dang fool huntin Dawg
    HRCH Calypso Seven Bales High SH (Bailey)
    HR Calypso Zoomin Loosies Mad Hader (Maddi) We loved you baby. R.I.P.
    FlatLanders Broken Pistol Ricochet SH (Flinch)


    My Christian Name is Michael Baker..
    I have gone by "Gooser" since I was a "gossling"

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    I don't get social media and texting either. If I want to update friends and family, I can call them, or send photos in an email. I have a website for my kennel business, and use that to update puppy buyers on the puppy progress.

    I don't text--don't even know how. I am not tied to my cell phone. In fact, I don't even know the number. I keep it in my purse for emergencies.

    Meredith

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