All this Facebook, Twitter, etc, stuff, I find annoying!
Paul.....Maybe I'm getting old?..... .... ....!
zswobbie1 wrote:I'm 62 years old, & have grabbed so called 'smart' phones with open arms. Obviously, I'm using email at work, for official communications, & to chat & pass on useful links to friends.
Facebook is great when used correctly. We use it as a showcase of our museum, the various projects we are doing & to pass on information. I also have quite a few Facebook pages that I 'belong' to, that have a lot of info & groups that I'm interested in, such as vintage planes, steampunk & other stuff. It also lets me have instant access to family & friends, all over the world, & also to touch base & find childhood friends as well.
Whatsapp is great. We use it for instant communication within my business, as well as using it within another business to instant reply client information requests. We also use it as 'groups', consisting of family all over the world having instant communications, as well as for any emergency. We also use it for calling family & friends, all over the world.
Guys, the days of tin cans & a piece of string has long past. Modern devices really make life easier for us. Thank goodness the 70's & 80's have long gone, & technology is not only for teenagers. We just cannot sit in our caves & let the world go by!
zswobbie1 wrote:Well, now you can talk via WhatsApp, Skype & a few other so-called smart phone apps, on a daily basis, far cheaper than normal landlines.
There are also SOS apps that can be loaded onto phones, so it is far safer for kids now. Do not always blame the kids, it is their parents job & responsibility to train then right.
As I said before, it is a great business tool. My staff are all in a WhatsApp group, so, when I get an urgent email (on my mobile) from a client ordering goods & services, I can act immediately... I message the team on the group, & everyone immediately knows what to do. A phone call will take longer & a lot could be last in translation when messages are passed on.
I love the GPS on my phone, far quicker than looking up an address in a book, that I do not carry around with me. My phone has a Kindle reader built in, & I can read anything anywhere, whenever.
Banking is also a pleasure, immediate access, without standing in line, after trying to find parking, etc....
The list goes on.... Oh, I also watch movies on my phone, (free, not pirated). It's actually NOT too small. Take a seat & look at your TV, hold your fingers in front of you, apart, on either side of the TV screen, yup, you will find the gap between your fingers is about the size of the phone screen. Add headphones, & you have your own private movie theatre, disturbing nobody.
Imagine 5-10 years time.. We cannot keep our heads in the sand!
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