Every time my wife sees me pick up the computer she says oh your going on your model T facebook. I do not have facebook, I think its nothing but trouble so if this forum is my facebook then so be it. I must stay current with my hobby!
My wife calls it my "social media". I have repeatedly explained to her that it is a very sophisticated highly technical vetting of technical data that most people would never understand. She says, "Baloney. It's social media."
This forum sometimes is a bit like social media...things can unexpectedly "go viral" and/or get out of control. Just mention : oil weight, water pump, e-timer, driving fast, disc brakes, Obamacare, Wall Street, Socialism, Tea party, Islam, Gun Control, etc. etc.
I have a Facebook page. My wife signed me up for it several years ago. She showed me how to use it. I tried it for awhile. She had gotten her own page and thought I should like it too. About a month later, she dumped her page, but I tried to continue mine. For awhile. But, computer people being what they are, they kept changing things. I hate playing hide and seek with people of gamer mentality. Facebook kept changing how every detail was done. First I got sick of them. Then a few more stupid changes and I quit using it.
Then, one of my best, longest time, friends, died unexpectedly. He was very much into Facebook, and had many friends that he kept in touch with that way. He probably posted on my Facebook page much more than I ever did. It became a joke we shared.
As soon as I got that phone call, I fought my way through the totally changed sing-ins and posting procedures. I left one of the first comments on his page after his death. That was over two years ago. I have not signed into Facebook since. I barely ever even look at it.
I think it is sad. There are individuals and groups on there that I would like to keep in touch with. Certainly the speedster group, model T group, and Metz groups would be nice. Several old friends are actively on there. I get reminders from Facebook in my regular email almost every day.
I think that is about enough out of me.
If you like it, and enjoy it? Excellent! If you dislike it because of the gamer mentality? I am on your side.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
What about the Model T Facebook group. I see some of the forum folks on there. Haven't noticed any gamer BS. Good bunch also. PK
I follow this forum and the Model T face book and the Model A face book groups. Find all three interesting and informative. I do cring some when someone puts an T or A on Facebook that has been turned into a Rod. They don't continue to post on face book though.
I work entirely to many hours a day to deal with Facebook. My kids wife and brothers family all have Facebook. I would rather spend the little time I get working on my A s or T s. I always get on here and keep up with what's happening with the forum but I work 12-15 hours 6 days so this is my only social media outlet. Tim
I'm going on 76 and too old to start this Facebook and other computer stuff.
I bought a smarter than I am phone.
My computer has died. About all the stuff I do on line is emails and the MTFCA stuff. I suppose I could take lessons at the library. Sometimes i wish i could post pics and other things. But probably not.
Pat, I think what Wayne was talking about "gamer mentality" was more the programmers at Facebook who think they have to change things just be changing them. This problem goes back to the first days of the internet when it was only email. I was on at Chico State because I was a student (went back to college very later in life)and every semester the new student class in charge of the campus system would change things and it would be "buggy" for a while. Drove the rest of us crazy!! (not a long drive anymore)
One of many reasons I like this forum--1) it works on dial-up 2)it usually works the same way day after day, no new tricks to learn. 3)Greatest folks in the world on here!!
I take pictures on my smart phone customized for a dumb pollock.
Then I use Instagram to post the image to Facebook & Twitter.
Best way to share images.
Never used facebook and don't plan to.
I call it "butt book" because it seems some folks show their backsides on there alot.
We had a issue at the local fire department and some one started posting about it on face book and there was some very bad things said,fights about broke out and so on. Folks overseas were commenting on our issue.It just got out of wack in a hurry for no reason.
I was going to start a thread about this forum being my "Facebook." Our own venerable Jack Deron mentioned on a thread a while back (and was referred to afterward as an old codger) that this (forum) wasn't "Facebook" and shouldn't be used as such (sorry Jack, I'm paraphrasing because I'm too lazy to look back at the thread).
After I thought about it awhile, I realized, it is my "Facebook." This is where I go to check up on everyone, and this is where I go to vent, explore, and oh yeah, talk about Model Ts (and N's and K's....). The other forum I visit is the Early Ford Registry, and that's it. Not the "old farmers forum." Not Facebook, or any other new fangled social media. This is where I go at the beginning, and end of the day (and often in the middle).
And, I don't want to go anywhere else......
I opened a facebook so I could keep up with my kids and grandkids and see pictures of what they are doing.
Keith, me too. I've got my privacy setting to friends I've accepted to my page only. I've blocked relatives who get on my nerves with their political and religious posts.i don't put personal information on it. I'm very selective in regards to my contacts. I'm quite comfortable using it.
It's handy for keeping up with some of the relatives and old friends, and I recently used it to find my new dog for the perfect price. But I do have to force myself not to waste my day debunking all the fake propaganda posted by trusting suckers who don't fact-check anything.
Richard Wolf: Get an Apple Mac Book Pro and you'll find a lot of the computer stuff is quit easy. Resizing photos is a snap. I also was born before they though of these crazy computers (1932) but I'm having fun with mine. If I run into a problem I call my Grandson. I usually stay away from the social stuff.
I agree with "the other Tim"...I don't have time for that crap. I'd hate to see a compilation of all the wasted productivity spent on FB. And don't think people aren't "doing it" on company time either!
The "other other Tim"
I've had Facebook for 12 years since I was 19 and just ditched it. It's a big time waster, and if you're not actually friends with someone, why keep reading their stories? And the political/social posts became obnoxious. The Model T forum is now my "go-to". Learn something new everyday.
Never felt the need to be "THAT" connected. I don't have any social media accounts nor would I want them. I used to work for AOL and after seeing the Stupid )@*# people posted in chat rooms and other areas I figgured I would keep a couple of extra I.Q. points.
We live away from family and use FaceBook to keep in touch with kids and grandkids as well as using Skype. I found myself getting friend requests from people who don't know me or vice versa and would "accept". It got to be a chore digging thru all the other crap to see what family is doing so eliminated nearly everyone except for family and close friends. Now I type in a few names, it brings me to just their posts. Nothing new, I just log out. We live in a beautiful country, too beautiful to be spent behind a computer reading BS
I find this whole social media thing baffling. Certainly, it's important to communicate, but dang.
Over the centuries each advancement in communications typically provided an improvement. The jump from flaghoist to semaphore greatly improved battle communications and thus the success of the fleet. Later, flashing light and the morse code again advanced communications. The first wireless took things to yet another whole new level.
Then came the damn telephone. It was downhill from there. Next, the radio, then (holy crap) the demon television. Then, as if things weren't bad enough already, the Internet and email arrived with dramatic consequences. Never again would we enjoy peaceful, quiet privacy.
Clearly the worst of all evils to descend on us was the cellular telephone. Suddenly, we were texting, on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, sending emails and switching between two telephone line all at once. I even have a gizmo that bluetooths my cell phone to my hearing aids. Every damn time someone even thinks my name I get an audio alert, different tones for different types of thoughts.
Certainly this is the beginning of the end of western civilization.
I know what you mean Henry,that's why my cell phone is on the Amish network! Sending pictures is bad because you have to wait for the paint to dry! Bud in Wheeler,Mi.
First "Social Media" is nothing of the sort. Sending electronic messages is not socialization, it's really the AVOIDANCE of socialization. It, and texting, is ruining the way humans interact with one another.
Second, and more to the original topic, to my dad, anything whatsoever connected to the internet was referred to as "eBay".
I have an FB page but it's only for friends & family. I will say that 95% of the info on me is incorrect as I don't want to be bothered by strangers. Works fine. The T FB site is OK/fair. It ain't here.
I have good car buddy who's wife has a face book page or what ever the damn thing is called. Anyway true story she posted she was off to Costco, like who cares, but more importantly I now know she apparently needed toilet paper because that is what she posted. Now before you ask why was I on her face page posting what ever, I was not. My wife and she are "friends" and my wife told me about the post. I then called my car buddy and told him he was in good shape at home because the toilet paper was back in stock. He asked me how the hell do you know that? I told him to refer to his wife's face book page whatever. He response was unprintable.