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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Social Media Edition

20130515-LyfeKitchen-StrwBasilSoda2

Strawberry-basil soda from Lyfe Kitchen.

I’m kicking off my long holiday weekend reflecting on the recent updates by several of my SoMe networks, namely FB, G+ and Flickr, which isn’t a social network for me so much as a repository for photos to import into my blog posts.

Facebook
For a few weeks many of my timeline updates had disappeared to where I couldn’t view any posts or comments after April 21 on my computer. I tried both FF & Chrome browsers. However, I could see everything fine on my new Android smartphone’s FB app. I sent a couple of FB support requests but received no response. The only way for me to respond to timeline comments on my computer was to search through my notifications which made for a poor user experience. Good news is as of yesterday my timeline is back to normal. I still don’t know what broke it.

Google+
I am now seeing benefits of the recent Google+ update. It’s a lot easier now for me to keep up with my circles. There’s still the issue of the more prolific plussers dominating the posts in any given circle. Because I care about their content enough to not want to delete them from my circles, my alternative is to put posters into a “high-frequency” circle and let them battle it out for my attention whenever I choose to click over to that circle.

I’ve had issues trying to add people to my circles with the old layout. From my experience I get one chance to add people once I read the notification that they’ve added me. Once I view an aggregated notification that several people have added me it’s very tricky to go back to the notification to view recent adders beyond the first 2 or 3 people. Perhaps that will change with the recent update. Until then the name of the game is to interact with me on the posts you can see. The more you do that the more I see your stunning personality to best place you appropriately in my circles.

And finally…

Flickr
This is a helpful piece for learning what has changed on the new Flickr redesign: PRESTO CHANGE-O!

Have you adjusted to recent changes on your preferred social media services?

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Hot chocolate musing

Egg Nog Hot Cocoa

Exhibit A: Culprit for the phantom smell of baked goods

That moment when you catch the whiff of something sweet in the air; senses heightened in anticipation of tasting whatever delicious treat is emanating from the kitchen.

As you can see, I am working my way through a nice box of various flavored hot cocoa mixes that produce this very type of moment. Yesterday it was egg nog. This morning it was dark chocolate gingerbread. These make me want to look up recipes to continue that sort of aromatherapy. Or at least spend more time on Pinterest.

What’s the most interesting flavor of hot chocolate you’ve ever tried?

I’ll be posting more of these yummy flavors on my Flickr page this week.


End of an era

I believe that 2013 will be a brand new world for me.
2012 can be summed up in a few words:
Reading
Volunteering
Hiking
Tri-ing
Singing
Learning

But a few words doesn’t do it justice.

I don’t really do resolutions, but I will throw a few of my goals down.
1) 2012 was the year of reading. In 2013 I plan to write more, including real letters to people.
2) Laugh out loud more often.
3) Read more (27 books is the goal for 2013).
4) Take more photos. Speaking of more photos…

Flickr Freebie – Pro account giveaway!

Woot, everyone gets 3 free months of Flickr Pro! Just go to the link below to activate it (You’ll have to sign in).
Flickr’s Giving Away 3 Free Months of Flickr Pro via Photojojo’s site on Tumblr.

What’s your most achievable goal? Happy New Year!


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