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Social Media Explained

Social Media Explained

Here’s some lighter Sunday evening tech fare for LI readers, since social media is a topic we often cover in some form or another.

Are you confused by social media?  Do you find all the different apps and services out there overwhelming?  Don’t know what to use them all for?  Here it is for you explained in one easy, amusing graphic.  With coffee.

It’s an oldie but goodie that’s making the rounds again, from MarketPlaceMaven.

I thought about creating my own “Carlos Danger” version, but then, it probably shouldn’t be posted…



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Doug Wright | July 28, 2013 at 7:41 pm

There’s no such thing as “bad coffee!” However, any number of so-called coffee spas keep on trying to produce piss poor, bitter, coffee!

    Sanddog in reply to Doug Wright. | July 28, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    You only say that because you’ve never had my mother’s coffee.

    Freddie Sykes in reply to Doug Wright. | July 29, 2013 at 12:34 am

    There is nothing wrong with bitterness just as there is nothing wrong with sweetness, sourness, saltiness or umami.

    I like strong ( one scoop per four ounces of water ) black, bitter coffee as long as it has a good clean taste without any unpleasant aftertaste.

    I do not expect to get good coffee outside. I am not a fanatic as I do not roast my beans but I do grind them, use filtered water and a ten year old Hario siphon vacuum system.

    Two cups a day keeps dementia away!

I’m not confused alout social media….just apathetic.

Am I missing the Reddit explanation?

Freddie Sykes | July 29, 2013 at 12:20 am

I am too busy drinking coffee to sign up for social media. Let the NSA work for their budget aka my money.

Actively socializing on: fb: family & friends in different continents, twitter: politics, youtube: video storage, tumblr: granddaughter park her art work. instagram is twitter with photos & pinterest is chaotic…

…and what about us tea drinkers? I’m feeling kind of marginalized here.

I think Imma go on Twitter and complain… using the #firstworldproblems hashtag 😉

We make the best coffee in town…Folger’s in a percolator. Got a fresh pot here. You’re all welcome.

I LIKE #COFFEE – I often blend my social media! I think I need to start a new trending topic: #NectarofGods 🙂

Cute graphic Mandy

Makes me remember my dear mother who passed last year at age 82. During 2001-2007 while lived in Chicago area, we bought here a computer, set up the internet for her and a yahoo email account. I tried to teach her how to start up the machine, get IE launched, get to Yahoo and sign in to her account – oh for 5-6 years. She never understood the internet. Her complaint was “it always looks different”.

I’d send her a pic or an email… then a week or two later I’d see her at her house and ask “did you get the pix I sent mom?” and she’d reply “oh, can you log in for me?”… so I would. Seemed bit counter productive, eh.

God bless her little confused heart though!

My dad is hip to the net and he’s 81 now. My husband’s 76yr old mum has her own FB account and FB friends.


    snopercod in reply to LisaGinNZ. | July 29, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    When my grandmother was in her eighties, I bought her a small TV; She had never owned one before. I thought I was doing her a favor, but I think watching TV may have contributed to her future dementia.

Could someone post a list of what they are? I stay out of social media (except LinkedIn, which is for business) so I know what a lot of them are, but have no clue as to logos.