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Social Media (and Me)

Cidu Bill on Nov 30th 2012

Follow-up: Just got an e-mail from Facebook telling me 7 people tried to “friend” me on the CIDU account. Umm…

There is a CIDU page on Facebook. It was never active, but a number of CIDU regulars have tried to “friend” me there. Since there’s no “there” there, there’s not much point to that — but I’m also on Facebook as Bill Bickel, so feel free to look me up there.

Billo is on Facebook now, for those of you who know what I’m talking about.

The CJA Facebook page is where new articles and posts show up first — but that’s a moot point for now, since the CJA site will be inactive until January.

I have no idea why Google+ exists. I did sign on in order to check it out — but I don’t even remember what e-mail address and password I used, so any attempt to contact me there is futile.

I’m on LinkedIn, though I’m only vaguely clear on why. The how is that one of my cousins was in on the creation of the thing (yes, he is rich), and he set everybody up with accounts. I have very few contacts although, as managing editor of a crime magazine, I suspect I should be accumulating contacts in both the publishing and the crime fields. I keep seeing notices that “XXX now has 30 new contacts,” which is more than I have in total.

I know that’s kind of pathetic.

My understanding — since I never came across a “LinkedIn For Dummies” book, though I’m sure one exists — is that in order to get a contact, you have to contact one of your contacts and get a referral. This seems very awkward to me, and it’s hard to believe that somebody can add 30 new contacts in one day by this method.

So maybe somebody here can set me straight: it’s been my experience that collectively you guys know everything.

(Oh, and please remember that if you post here using a nickname, I’m not necessarily going to know who you are if you contact me on Facebook under your real name)

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