Sunday, September 02, 2007


I never intended to blog about this theme at Wood, Bioenergy, Bioreactors. This is more like Digital Villages stuff, but there is a point. Wood and bioenergy people are certainly not the first one's to go for Facebook. It might be a good idea to have something about Social Media in this blog as well.

Too Old for Facebook?: "Too Old for Facebook? Those born in the 1970s and earlier are discovering that the social-networking site can be a compelling way to communicate by Rachael King

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Fortunately, Debbie Weil had a 24-year-old daughter to clue her in when she joined Facebook. So daughter guided mom on the basics of the online social network, like 'friending' another member or writing on someone's 'wall.'

But daughter refused to tell mom what it meant to 'poke' someone. So, Mom simply never pressed that button, unsure what it would do and a bit embarrassed to ask anyone else. 'I've written a corporate blogging book and I still don't know what it means to poke someone,' says

Weil, a blogging consultant who gives her age as somewhere north of 45. In growing numbers, the older set is discovering what millions of college students already know: Facebook can be a compelling, even addictive way, to communicate."
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