Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Monday, 7 February 2011

Monday 7 February

A day of sunshine and showers, and the most fantastic gallery of cloudscapes that graces the southern horizon. Who needs paintings, television, internet when you can just look out of the window and see an ever changing tableau in the sky? Worth more than anything I can think of.
On a related topic, I have been told that my submissions to Blipfoto could feature on the website of the Scottish Government. Nice accolade.

As I have been posting on Twitter and Facebook, I have today reduced the number of Facebook apps from 187 to 44. The excellent social media website mashable.com featured an article on Facebook privacy which I strongly recommend to everyone who uses Facebook. I have heard too many instances where people got caught out by the stuff they innocently put on their Facebook page; only to get into serious trouble over them. Varying from losing a job to family strife or marital breakdowns.


The reduction also showed how my use of Facebook has changed since I started on the site in October 2008. I used to authorise all sorts of apps (hence that high number), but nowadays I can't be bothered to reply to the requests - sorry.

I am presently compiling a website listing the fifteen or so war memorials in the Isle of Lewis. It's a work in progress at the moment, but you can preview on this link.

2 comments:

  1. I am glad that I have not been tempted on to Facebook..or twitter for that point..I remember when Jacqueline died we had such trouble with facebook trying to get them to delete Jacqueliens name it was so upsetting...and I vowed then never to get involved....
    Great that your photograph may be used by teh socttish Gov. no more than you deserve it is a very atmospheric photograph.
    sybil x

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  2. I zapped my facebook account over a year ago and haven't missed it one bit.

    Biggest advantage is that I actually speak to people more now.

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