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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Social Networks. Love'em, hate them? Social what?

Posted Monday, September 21, 2015, at 9:04 AM
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  • I use Facebook to keep up on reenacting news.It's enabled me to make contacts, friends,get advice, get acting gigs and buy and sell items.Only complaint I have is the stealing of pictures, threats ,harassment and stalking. However, the good outweighs the bad .

    -- Posted by beau maverick on Mon, Sep 21, 2015, at 1:14 PM
  • Whoa, "threats, harassment, and stalking"? Are those from particular groups?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Sep 21, 2015, at 2:43 PM
  • Yes sir, that behavior has destroyed reenacting, history groups and even private individuals . I've had to stand up to members of hate groups thinking they can recruit me because I'm a confederate reenactor. Some even steal others profiles to post porn or threats.But there are those like myself who stand up to those individuals. It seems most of the trouble comes from younger people and those with to much time on their hands.

    -- Posted by beau maverick on Mon, Sep 21, 2015, at 3:54 PM
  • I just added a post that spoke well of a business relationship formed online. (LinkedIn)

    With a little care and occasionally a toughened skin, I have found social media to be a huge part of my business life.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Sep 22, 2015, at 8:27 AM
  • Linked in is a very good social media sites it's just the old saying if you can't say it to someone's fsce then don't say it at all.Kind of like people who talk big online but a won't meet you in person. Reminds me of Lazarus.

    -- Posted by beau maverick on Tue, Sep 22, 2015, at 10:23 PM
  • I agree that the anonymity of many social sites and blogs bring out a hidden side to many. My name is in all of them and I am sure it helps in my civility even though I try hard to keep a level head without that.

    I started a new blog and used a pseudo name for one week. There was no controversy to it, but the slight deception made me very uncomfortable. I changed it back to everything real.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Sep 23, 2015, at 6:53 AM
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