Texting and social networking not as bad for youngsters as many fear. At least according to the article…

Texting and social networking not as bad for youngsters as many fear. At least according to the article below. I have long felt that social networking and text communication are good things. I have also had debates over the years about computer and gaming holding that participation in multiplayer online games foster collaboration skills that will be hugely important in the future in a world far more digital and connected than we have now. "Teenagers and social networking – it might actually Read more […]

Fine refunded thanks to Social Networking

£60 parking fine being refunded thanks to a Google+ post. I left my car for a couple of hours for a full valet at the Park Inn hotel in Telford. A month later I received a bill from Parking Eye for £100 (£60 if pay quickly) for parking on the hotel’s car park without paying. As I had no proof of the valet, I decided to pay up. I know many now argue that private fines have no standing and also realise I could have appealed but frankly I did not want the hassle, and these things can drag on Read more […]

Pen friends

I recently decided that I should broaden my network of contacts and find out something more about people in other cultures and countries, thus I decided to revert to something that I thought of as old fashioned, namely gaining some pen friends, or pen pals if you prefer. Of course, being a computer addict and barely able to read my own writing, there was no way I was going to resort to actually scribing on dead trees. I knew though that I wanted something more that what the social networks tend Read more […]