Internet for Beginners/Facebook


Do you know much about Facebook? I was on it when it came out, but I got the Facebook virus so I went off. Recently, my union has been using a closed group so members can communicate. We are going through some labour issues so I felt it was important to be back on. However, the employer has access to this supposedly closed group, and several people have been disiplined for what the employer deemed innapropriate comments. Because of this, I use Facebook Activity remover to remove comments after a few days. I have now joined a few other groups, and do the same thing there. Tonight, after removing some comments on a diabetes closed group site, I was castigated by two members. They said I was a paranoid and cowardly. I will probably leave this group, but would appreciate you comments.

I use FB, but only for social updates and client marketing.

I encourage people that use it to not post anything they don't want everyone in the world to see, regardless of supposed privacy features of the site or app.

That keeps it simple, and I don't worry about what I post - and quite frankly don't bother with what others think.

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Ken Ivey


If you are new to the Internet you may be anxious to give it the gas; or terrified to take your foot from the brake! Either way, with over 20 years on what is now called the information highway, I can steer you in the right direction. Are you ready? Let's hit the road!


I have over 20 years of practical experience with web-related issues, and some military computer training. I've worked for a computer manufacturer, and own a small technology company specializing in web-design, hosting, and internet media production. I am the webmaster of several sites, and e-newsletter editor for Rotary District 6760 which is comprised of 65 clubs throughout middle Tennessee.

I'd like to say a diploma from a revered educational facility hangs on my wall, and perhaps someday it will. In reality, everything I know has been self-taught, much of it done so in the hallowed halls of that venerable institution called "The School of Hard Knocks".

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