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Welcome to the Social Networking forum!

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In this forum, you can ask questions about social networking media such as FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, etc.
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Thank you to the Admins and voters in the poll.

I don't have a question yet because my last query is already in process from the poll thread. BUT, if that turns up anything I am capable of doing, I'll post the results HERE in case anyone else is interested. I'm already pursuing a lead from Stuckling1 in the other thread.

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:grin:
Would Skype fall into this category, too?
Trying to set up in-laws with it, and they're 84 and 82 years old, respectively. It's been... fun.
It will be interesting to see the posts here. Social networking is growing quite rapidly and has become useful for both business purposes as well as a way for families and friends to share photos, etc. Some people are "afraid" of Facebook; not sure why, since you DO have the ability to share only what you really WANT to share. A little prudence or common sense goes a long way there.
Thanks for creating this!
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Questions about Skype are OK here!
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stuck wrote: ... explains the basic principles behind this 'spookiness' they realise it's not magic, it's just common sense, since FB are about making money.

Very often they then swifty change to Firefox or Chrome so they can use a decent ad-blocker !

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stuck wrote:... IE + no adblocking ...
Just in case you've not heard of this one. For yours and Stuckling1's info:

Adblock for Internet Explorer version IE7, IE8 and IE9 – Simple Adblock

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Thanks Al, I do know of this and I do have it added to my IE8 ('cos it's XP) but I only use IE for the MS Update site so it's a bit redundant.

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Me too. The only reason I even found this one is when someone asked me about an IE type ad blocker I went Googling.

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Safari also has an extension for AdBlock and automatic updates. :grin:
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Bigaldoc wrote:
stuck wrote:... IE + no adblocking ...
Just in case you've not heard of this one. For yours and Stuckling1's info:

Adblock for Internet Explorer version IE7, IE8 and IE9 – Simple Adblock
Gee Al, this is the first time I've heard about Adblock and I'm really interested in using it. After following the links I read " Upon installation a welcome page will appear when you open IE."

Does that mean that it will take the place of my slected homepage.?

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stuck wrote: ... I only use IE for the MS Update site so ...
I run Firefox and don't knowingly make use of IE when installing MS updates. Am I missing something?
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If you have Automatic Updates turned on, you don't need the browser. Moreover, in Windows 7, Windows Update has become a control panel application, I don't know about Vista.
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Gloria E wrote:Does that mean that it will take the place of my slected homepage.?
No, your selected homepage will stay as is. That's a "first time use" kind of thing. My IE8 remains as it always was.

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Don Wells wrote:I run Firefox and don't knowingly make use of IE when installing MS updates. Am I missing something?
In addition to what Hans said, if you manually run Windows Update in Windows XP, it DOES open IE to retrieve updates. Windows Update (in XP) will NOT run in Firefox.

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Bigaldoc wrote:
Gloria E wrote:Does that mean that it will take the place of my slected homepage.?
No, your selected homepage will stay as is. That's a "first time use" kind of thing. My IE8 remains as it always was.
I installed Simple AdBlock and almost paniced when I couldn't find the icon, but when calm prevailed I discoverd the tinest icon you've ever seen at the very botton right -hand side of IE8. Before I instaled the add-on I encountered many ads on webpages, so far I haven't encountered one. It's like when you have a tooth ache and are on your way to the dentist. Guess what? The tooth stops hurting.

Thank you for turning me on to this add-on, I'm sure I'll find it very useful.

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The title of this thread is "Welcome to the Social Networking Forum", but it is being used to discuss a wide range of issues.

Can I please suggest that you start separate threads for each of the many issues that are being discussed here, otherwise it will be very difficult for people to follow individual discussions.
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Wow, BobH! That's cool! And Gloria, glad you found the icon!
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How do you guys make time for all this 'social networking' :grin:
Get out and 'smell the roses' :evilgrin:
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:grin:
Well, I have time this morning since no one showed up for the class I was going to teach about Outlook... apparently too many people stayed home since approximately 8.5 snowflakes were spotted overnight!
Enjoy!
(Seriously, though, I don't FB much because it is a drain on time... I love seeing people's photos and such but don't have time to respond to all their comments or presents.)
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RonH wrote:Get out and 'smell the roses' :evilgrin:
Perhaps not if they're made of elephant poo... (Poopoopaper Flowers)
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