So, this morning I realised that I need to stop using Facebook. I opened my Safari to fix something on my blog, but an hour later, I realised I spent all that valuable time on Facebook, scrolling through my wall mindlessly. I realised that I don’t do that with Twitter, or Google+, but only with Facebook. Then it hit me, I need to close my Facebook account. I don’t need it, nor do I honestly want it either. I hate Facebook, and that’s a fact. So, today, I’m taking my first step of leaving Facebook, by removing the highly intrusive app from my smartphone.
Like everyone obsessed with technology, I want it ALL. However, it’s not very practical for my wallet, so I spend my dreaming days on Amazon and resisting the strong urge to hit “Add to Cart”.
Recently, I’ve been looking at how I use technology, and what I can use to make my life a little easier. Maybe a tablet might help, maybe not. Is it worth it? Will I use it? What will I do with my Macbook (which is always with me)? Decisions, decisions…
My brother moved about a year ago (that might be wrong because I do have the worst memory timeline in history) from Harlow.. to Harlow, in the UK. I was playing with my Maps for Mac OS X and thought I’d take a satellite-view look-see at exactly where he is. What I found, I thought I’d share….
He is at the end of a road.. with acres of pasture around him, everywhere.
I would give it all up to just go and live there, but then that would mean giving up the sweet weather in Trinidad and facing the long, hard winters of the UK (obviously nothing compared to what Canadians have to go through; why are people still living in Canada?!)
Anyway, just wanted to let you guys know (for the many who don’t) that there is bush in the UK, and on a much larger scale than Piparo.
If you’ve been following me, then you would know I do social media and internet marketing a little differently than everyone else; I’m the kid who colours outside the lines.
You are human, and yet you’re not human, or at least you don’t sound like one. You sound like a badly tuned robot, and that’s just me being nice. Some of you are illiterate, obnoxious fools waiting for some sale to fall into your lap because you think a social media page is really code for epic online sales generating genie. The rest of you are too self-absorbed to realise that you don’t even understand social media; and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. What you think you know, I know 10 times more, and I also know that you’re wrong too; but that’s a rant for another post.
90% of the brands on social media have not the faintest idea of what they are doing.
Now, why would I say that? Am I mad? Have I lost a few of my screws?
Have you ever noticed a period (.) before an @mention on Twitter?
This little bastard right here:
Now why would someone do that? Is that a typo or deliberate? Maybe they put a period there by accident from their phones… Maybe not.
There is a reason for that period, believe it or not. And it’s a good reason too.
In the near future, you’ll see quite a few posts on my social media pages about Medicard Limited. I’m the Business Development Manager for Medicard Limited (Trinidad) and we’re establishing ourselves on the web, starting with a new website and a Facebook page. We have lots more to come; this is just the beginning.
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