TAKING SIDES ON “SOCIAL MEDIA”

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“It has no search feature or spell check……. NAY I SAY NAY”

A reader has given me pause by voting against social media of my day.  😀  Thanks, Lander7.  I told Lander 7 I would be back.   So I am giving him points for his challenge to my form of social media.  He is right. So I give you some advantages of today’s social media.  (First two were Lander7’s; next are mine.)

  1. No search feature.  Right.  I have been impressed with the way FB contributors check to be sure their facts are correct.
  2. No spell check.  Right.  I’m impressed with the spelling competence of today’s text messages.
  3. No delay in communication.  Right.  I’m impressed with the ability of someone in China to see that I want rubber-soled footwear and rapidly fill my FB wall with ads.
  4. No need for a “diagram-able” sentence.  (That word is poetic license for those who do not do use initialisms and emojis.)  Right.  Especially nice for those who sleep through their grammar classes.
  5. Very useful for starting a riot within four hours.  Right.  Right-to-lifers have to pass out posters at churches on Sunday, and nobody pays attention to something said on only one Sunday.  Three months will probably be necessary.
  6. A good way to find out who the gang has picked as the next victim to bully. Right.  One can hardly get by with being a school bully anymore – school discipline even applies to bus riders.
  7. Good for showing latest trends in hair styles.  Right.  No longer have to see what Quarterback Joe chose at the last trip to the barber.
  8. Excellent for quiet times.  Right.  Quiet times right in the midst of family reunions, school lectures, even football games! (Not mentioning church.)
  9. Works to cut down over-population.  Right.  It seems to be a good means to cause despair – anyone say suicide?

Positive side of 1900’s social media next.  Maybe tomorrow but my grandchildren are here so I’m not sure of my schedule.  Now if I could text, I could text their daddy and see what they will be doing tomorrow.  😀  But I can’t text.  I use too many letters and my sentences are too long!

I have visited Lander7’s blog.  He writes very well – articles even!  He spells correctly, uses good vocabulary, and his sentences are simple, compound, and complex!

Thanks, Lander7.  I hope you have had fun with me today.

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Visit Lander7 seven at http://en.gravatar.com/landerseven  Most of you, as well as I, love comments that enlarge on our thoughts.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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31 Responses to TAKING SIDES ON “SOCIAL MEDIA”

  1. LOL! Loved this. Well done.

    One good thing about communication in the days of old is that it gave us time to think and process before we spoke. Ha! It can take me 3 or four days just to find a pen and piece of paper to fire off a proper letter these days. If I’m still mad at that point,you probably deserve it. 🙂

    • oneta hayes says:

      On occasion I have seen some of your well-boiled posts; posts which sat on the fire for a few days. Isn’t it a relief though that we do have to take a day or two to find a pen. The used to say to count to ten. Well that was much too quick. 😀

  2. I prefer the days of old myself/- face to face or heartfelt letters written out by hand while expressing deeps pondering of the heart— I don’t know, Paul’s letters seem to have a good bit of staying power 🙂

    • oneta hayes says:

      Oh, Julie. I am embroiled in a FB situation. You would probably enjoy it. Maybe I did I should have handwritten my comments to allow a little “do I want to do this” time. But my comments will not stay over 6-8 hours – definitely no like Paul’s, but he did have a powerful ally or perhaps he was the ally.

      • I find that this generation of all things technology do not “get it” as that sadly is their reference point and ours is a mix

      • and here I go off for a few days or R&R and you go and get yourself “embroiled” 🙂

        • oneta hayes says:

          I hopped over to see what you are doing today and saw you have R & R coming up. The pictures of Autumn are adorable. I’m sure she fits into your easy days in ways that take up some of the ease! Just called it off with my FB “foe.” It was fun. You know I would enjoy that. The issue was that someone posted that John McCain was a traitor. I challenged by asking for documentation. I couldn’t seem to get through to my responder that I was not calling McCain a traitor. But I did have plenty of negative charges to pass on. He said he was 56 and a history buff who had read three books about McCain. I told him I was 84 and I didn’t need history. I lived it. I would say we parted as almost friends.:D Have a good rest, dear friend.

  3. atimetoshare.me says:

    Great post for our times, Oneta. I find it amazing that little ones have such a grasp for technology. They just do it. We have to analyze everything first. Ah for the good old days of tying two tin cans together and talking through them.

  4. calmkate says:

    lol not read his comment to you but you sure served him one! I think old social media allowed for cooling down before lashing out .. so many advantages … maybe we could start a movement to ban texting but doubt they could survive with real life contact 😦

  5. shoreacres says:

    I personally know one teacher, and have read of others, who are finding signs of real trouble from constant use of “devices.” My friend teaches very young children, and has found that many of them are physically unable to hold a pencil. They haven’t developed their fine muscle control by coloring and so on — they’ve only been using touch screens.

    I’ll spare you the rest of my views on texting, the substitution of emojis for language, and so on. I’m weird and I know it, but no social media for me. I even eliminated the “like” button on my blog. If someone wants to comment, fine — but the fact that someone can like a post from the Reader, without even having read it, makes many likes irrelevant.

    Now, back to my books, autograph and otherwise. Enjoyed your post — it gave me a real grin or two.

    • oneta hayes says:

      A remark about your comments only. . Having no likes available leads to a lot of comments, and I am amazed that you answer every one of them with much thought in each. You are one of a kind. A very nice kind.

  6. Dawn Marie says:

    I still like conversation best. The kind you’d have on a porch with your neighbor. But with only this I’d not have met you then, my cyber-space friend. And so I find good sprinkled in nicely with the not-so-nice of it all. Shall I give thanks for it all? Probably. But some may be whispered and left for last.
    An extra-hug for the challenge you faced – even though I am certain you handled it marvelously! (I do not subscribe to fb.)

    • oneta hayes says:

      The new ways do have some benefits. I would not like to have blogging friends “erased” from my life. Facebook is also a benefit to me. Just as I have new friends via blogging I have renewed contacts that are dear to me. Letters in the mail would still be a joy but we are to given to wanting instant responses. FB is good for that. I seldom get a status from anyone that offends me.
      I do not follow their news items. You are a blessing, Dawn Marie. May life abound in goodness to you by way of our Father.

  7. Natesh says:

    That is quite informative ! I wrote something similar.Feel free to access it 🙂
    https://natesh557112956.wordpress.com/2018/08/16/youre-under-arrest

    • oneta hayes says:

      Natesh, I visited your blog. Yes, we both feel that something special is lost when technology takes the place of bonding with other people on a face to face level. Good writing but a bit long. I lose focus if an article is more than 5-600 words; than find myself just scanning. If you have browsed in my blog you see that I do the same with writing. Seldom do I go beyond 500 words. Keep them moving! Thanks for the link and for the follow.

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