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Useless, but time-consuming

In case you had not noticed, this blog has a Facebook page. Like so many other aspects of Facebook, it is largely pointless. You can sign up to be a fan, and you will be listed as such, and that is about as far as it goes.

Unless there is some Facebook wizardry with which I am not yet acquainted.

Also today, with profoundest misgivings, I signed up for Twitter. I didn’t want to. Alice made me. She taunted me.

So if you, too, have abandoned yourself to the world of 140-character morsels, you’ll know where to find me.



Posted by John McIntyre at 5:29 PM | | Comments (1)


Doesn't have to be entirely useless. You could randomly give stuff away to Facebook fans. You know, pencils, money, jobs *ahem*. LOL

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