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June 4th, 2013


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06:49 am - Social media housekeeping
I couldn't come up with a clever title that didn't also sound vaguely disturbing, so I gave up and went with blandly informative. I can feel my brain rusting sometimes...

I am in the (14 day!) process of deleting my Facebook account. I have had trouble there over the last few updates with settings or algorithms or something, and for some time my stream has been nothing but ads and trivia, no matter who I put on my super-special-friends list or tweak my privacy options. The last straw was trying to access a friend's post about her SIFF schedule (waves at celyn100) and being unable to find it. Too much noise, not enough signal, and if I can't use it to keep in contact with people I have no use for it.

I have a Tumblr where I mostly favorite/reblog at the moment, as I enjoy other people's pretty pictures and gifs but find my creativity leans more toward text (when it hasn't simply fallen over and refused to get up). I am @cithra on Twitter. Seriously, I am cithra in one form or another pretty much everywhere online, since it is a name I made up years ago, for a cat. Google+ believes in "real names" (which makes me laugh mostly because they have some odd ideas about what constitutes same, but has been less than funny to several friends of mine) so there I am found under the things my parents called me at my birth. I am on Goodreads as well, for the nonce.

And here of course, although I have been mostly lurking of late. I feel very at-loose-ends of late in terms of online presence. I am enjoying all the twitter interactions with Rainforest folks. As a poet, I find 140 chars to be pretty sufficient. I don't always feel like I am holding up my end of the conversation elsewhere. Google seems to be working fairly hard to engineer its interfaces out of my usability range, but I haven't retired to the front porch with my rocker quite yet.

Right, time for more coffee. Back to the cat pics!

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From:mcjulie
Date:June 4th, 2013 02:07 pm (UTC)
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I saw ya on Tumblr!

I like everything about Tumblr except its comment structure. One reason I still hang around over here in LJ land is that I like the way it does comments.
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From:mcjulie
Date:June 4th, 2013 02:13 pm (UTC)
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Oh, are you following gothiccharmschool? Her tumblr is fab if you want pretty, pretty pictures.
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From:shelly_rae
Date:June 5th, 2013 05:36 am (UTC)
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I've been avoiding tumbler & Pinterest & every thing cause there's just too much everywhere!
Better yet, the days are glorious so I'm going outside.
Anon
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From:quixoticfish
Date:June 5th, 2013 08:24 am (UTC)
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I want to delete my Facebook so bad, but I'm too lazy right now. I'm also too lazy to figure out tumblr or twitter, sorry. I'm trying to post to LJ more, see? It's because that is still the format of the running monologue in my head.
I am thinking of joining a forum for my fish/shrimp tanks, just because its such an esoteric topic, I'm obsessed, and there actually is a decent amount of Hawaii people active on it. I'm actually doing something that fits into the local lifestyle. I'm shocked. I still want to xpost though, to keep info in one place.
Huh, I think LJ serves more as a journal for me.

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