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Still Embracing Social Media

I am living in a cave in an obscure forest on an undiscovered island in the middle of some unnamed ocean when it comes to social media and its influence. In short, I’m adrift.

And no wonder.  LinkedIn has been

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Embracing Social Media

My friends all know I’m one of the last holdouts for signing on to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and the rest of the social crawl that’s constant on today’s cell phones, tablets, and other devices.

My friends have also shared their

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Spam

Every time I post a new blog I check for spam on the back end of my website. From October 6 to October 8, the time lapse between recent blogs, I received 4986 spam messages. And my spam filter alerted

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Self-Promotion

It is the age of self-promotion; and I have joined the ranks of those who take selfies, flaunt their accomplishments on Facebook, and brag about their wonderful lives.

Don’t get me wrong; I’m not an advocate.  In fact, I’d rather

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Customer Service

I am confused with the twenty-first century’s take on customer service. It seems to be an approach-avoidance kind of thing.

First, the approach. Nowadays if one has a face-to-face communication with a server or a clerk or a barista, there

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Strange

This time last year I was working at Fred Flare, the online retail store my son and his partner owned.  And I was working with my assistant, E.

She arrived at our home today, just as she has every year

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Spam

I’ve been experimenting with my blog this August.  Have committed to posting every day to see if that increases my site traffic.

I really don’t care, since I blog for my own satisfaction.  But I also want to get some

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Clocking In

I usually re-set all the clocks in our home twice a year, when we move into Daylight Savings Time and when we move out again. But I can’t wait.  The clocks have minds of their own, and I’m frustrated.

We

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Note to Self

Never, ever again attempt to update internet providers, telephone companies, television programming, cellphone usage and a computer with 87 viruses (Yes, that’s what caused Earl’s computer to crash this morning) all in the same week.  Even when you’ve done your

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Bundling

I have finally succumbed to the concept of “bundling,” that process by which you have one provider for as many of your communication needs as possible. In theory, the service for your cell phone, landline (for those who are still

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