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  1. Oh, do I ever know this feeling. I have Facebook but rarely use it. Whenever I do log in, there are always way-outdated (yes, sometimes by years) messages waiting for me, and I feel bad that I never responded to them.

    I’ll never be a social media guru, that’s for sure. 😉

      • I don’t have an account. I know a ton of people who use it, I know nobody who enjoys it. “But it is sooo useful.”

        Yes, I miss out on some group events, because I didn’t see the message (which is buried in a thousand inane comments like “I bought shampoo” and “I’m watching [random TV-Show]” anyway. No, I didn’t make that up. I saw them in a friend’s account.)

        But honestly I don’t have enough time as it is for everything I’d like to do and learn anyway…

        • Time. That’s the biggie. I can’t be everywhere. I choose to be with the people who choose to be with me, not chasing after all the ones who don’t.

          Hence… here, my writing site, and home with my guys.

  2. Holly,

    I quit Linkedin several years ago for 2 reasons. One, they got hacked and many accounts and passwords taken. Two Rumors of a Microsoft takeover which eventually happened. (Although I had many certifications in Microsoft products, never liked the way they did business).

    As for password control, try KeePass. It runs on Linux, Windows, Android, and others. You enter the site name, it can generate the password randomly for each entry. Store the database with a master password (the only one you will need to remember). When you log on to a site, if your browser didn’t remember the password, open KeePass and copy/paste it in. If you put the encrypted database on the cloud such as Dropbox, all your device can access it. AND IT”S FREE!

    BJ

    • You can tell how closely I follow them. This is the first I’ve heard of that. Fortunately I don’t ever re-use passwords (my Facebook fiasco cured me of that).

      But… UGH!

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