I like to think l know a little about the online territory. I do feel comfortable here, I am self taught and apart from an early home based Amstrad, I have been on a computer since 1986. When I left Debenhams and retail management (for a while) to set up a training sales dept in a local Itec. This was the then hobby horse of government, a YTS scheme with a potentially money spinning sales division ready to be developed. That's where I came in, to set it up. It was grand while it lasted, I got a choice of company car, an expense account, when these were still perks or add on's to the basic salary, not heavily taxed like they are now.
It was an exciting time, as we were sponsored by Eurotunnel and so corporate exec's were often down for a day or so in the provinces and a lunch out.Those were the days. I'm digressing, but of course! Sorry. This job as it was IT based, I had to be taught about my product, so I attended some crash courses on MS DOS (arghhh!!) and lots of Lotus' and Sage products, it of course gave me a great foundation in computers, a confidence I may never have gained and I mastered the basics and atad more. Compared to my kids though l'm a newbie...
I've dabbled on facebook, but don't get it, it's boring, slow and quite frankly not a lot is said, just hello, how are you? So I'm shutting up shop there. On twitter, it is more interesting people watching, or reading, than sending one liners by text. One phrase doesn't really do it for me, I think you know why, if you've been there before! My space, seems great for aspiring musicians, poets and srtists, but for the rest of us just wasted time on the net, rather like a grown up facebook really, and still not a lot happens. I think they are like creative resume's online, a virtual PR job! Bebo, well that is exactly what it sounds like, a baby place - to put your toe in, whilst still in your middle years of school, very safe too I gather! Friends reunited, well they came they saw, I went to the reunion, and very nice thank you ait was but now l'll move on!
Blogging it most definitely is for me ... unless you can suggest I try something else? Have I missed something really fab-tastic?
I think I shall pass, I thank you!