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Re: Do you have snapchat or instagram?

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The sad thing I see is that social media is being used to actually avoid being social.

 

Went out to eat yesterday and a nice looking young couple sat next to us in another booth.

 

Being nosy, I watched them for at least 30 minutes.

 

Not one time did they say a word to each other.... they both had their nose down in their respective smart phones clickity..... clickity..... clickity.....THE ENTIRE THIRTY MINUTES.

 

This is not the first time I have observed this.

 

This fanaticism with smart phones and being connected all the time to everything has to be affecting how humans are forming relationships.

 

It can't be healthy for our future society.

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Re: Do you have snapchat or instagram?

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mickstuder wrote:

WOW - Are You Folks Old.............................Obviously most of you have no Idea what either Snapchat or Instagram is or how they are used.........................................

 

 

We know perfectly well what these are. We just don't want to use them.  

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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Re: Do you have snapchat or instagram?

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@mickstuder - Wow .. right here on the AARP website, you're using the description "old", as a way to put down others, who don't have the same feelings about social media as you do! And to assume that not wanting to use a platform, means we don't understand it!


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Re: Do you have snapchat or instagram?

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@mickstuder  My interest is purely professional. I am studying timeline marketing. If any of these platforms prove to have benefit to either my work or my life, I shall take them up. Otherwise, not.

 

And what's wrong with being old, anyway? Believe you me, I earned these gray hairs. Every one of them. And I like them, too. So there. Smiley Happy

 

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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Re: Do you have snapchat or instagram?

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WOW - Are You Folks Old.............................Obviously most of you have no Idea what either Snapchat or Instagram is or how they are used.........................................

 

I don't use Snapchat because it is what the name implies - you send someone a pic or message - it appears on their device until they view it and then it disappears

 

Instagram on the other hand is much more permanent and it's one of the best and easiest ways I've found to share Photos with Family & Friends.......................

 

I'm guessing almost everyone here uses a Cell Phone and uses the Camera on their Cell Phone.......................Instagram simply allows you to send whatever you are already taking a picture or video of - to the list of Friends & Family you designate..........................automatically & instantly

 

You take a picture of that cool flower or the new Grandchild and rather then having to Logon to Facebook and post a picture and wait 20 mins for it to load and then never knowing who actually got to see it before it gets drowned out by Zulilly Ads or some other such nonsense.................

 

With Instagram - you know the people you want to see your pictures - have seen them and the stuff they want you to see - gets sent automatically to your phone or computer if your on their list

 

Instagram - Good for Young & Old - you should try it and BTW it's a Facebook Product so apparently even FB thinks something is lacking on their Signature Platform

 

 

 

 

( " Eat Tic Tacs - Grope Woman - Become President " ) " - Anonymous

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Re: Do you have snapchat or instagram?

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I opened an Instagram account last week. I followed a bunch of artists, but haven't made one post. And I've been back once. I made the account in order to learn how Instagram marketing works. Once I've learned what I want to know, I'll delete the account. Smiley Happy

 

I may end up doing the same thing with Snapchat. Possibly Facebook. Maybe other social media platforms.

 

 

 

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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Re: Do you have snapchat or instagram?

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ASTRAEA wrote:

Good example: A friend posted about a relative's recent medical procedure at a hospital on social media. Many friends passed on their good wishes, said they'd pray for the person, etc. I called after the person was home from the hospital, and they said that for all the good wishes & prayers posted on social media, I was the only one who actually called to see how they were doing!


Good example..   like no one sends birthday cards anymore much, just posts to the person's accounts.  Times have really changed.

 

 

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Re: Do you have snapchat or instagram?

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Good example: A friend posted about a relative's recent medical procedure at a hospital on social media. Many friends passed on their good wishes, said they'd pray for the person, etc. I called after the person was home from the hospital, and they said that for all the good wishes & prayers posted on social media, I was the only one who actually called to see how they were doing!


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Re: Do you have snapchat or instagram?

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@LaDolceVita - All social media is a time-suck, although all the nasty & overwhelming political discussions have made AARP less enjoyable than it used to be.


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Re: Do you have snapchat or instagram?

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AARPTeri wrote:

Studies are showing how the younger generation are using these two apps frequently.  I am curious, does anyoneon here use either of these?  What do you thinnk?


Dont use either.. same reason as the others...  I don't want to share my entire life online or I won't have time for any real time stuff  : )

 

 

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