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  1. shiney

    shiney President, Grumpy Old Men's Club Staff Member

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    As most of you know, I don't use Facebook so I'm trying to make new friends without using Facebook whilst applying the same principles.

    Every day, I walk down the street and tell passersby what I have eaten, how I feel at the moment, what I have done the night before, what I will do later and with whom.

    I give them pictures of my family, my dog, and of me gardening, taking things apart in the garage, watering the lawn, standing in front of landmarks, driving around town, having lunch and doing what everybody does every day.

    I also listen to their conversations, then give them a "thumbs up" and tell them I like them.

    And it works! I already have four people following me :yahoo:

    Two police officers, a private investigator, and a psychiatrist.
     
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    • Verdun

      Verdun Passionate gardener

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      Ha ha Shiney, I identify with that :)
      I am on Facebook but resist “adding friends” etc. and in a very limited way.
      Using Facebook messenger though I talk to and see folk in Australia, New Zealand and even as far away as west Cornwall for free:)
      Facebook has its uses but........:noidea:
       
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      • Kandy

        Kandy Will be glad to see the sun again soon.....

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        9E23292D-CD34-4AFB-B7CD-3149B9C58E5A.jpegF752701E-5256-4098-9A20-BD0E149A65F4.jpeg Fibbing again @shiney as you haven’t got a dog...:nonofinger::whistle::heehee:

        I use Facebook because I am of the slightly older generation and joined it as a way to keep up with what my distant family and friends are all doing as I don’t see them every day of the week.A lot of my family members(nephews and nieces) are all now posting on Instagram more so than Facebook but that is fine as that seems to be what the youngsters are all in to:biggrin:

        I belong to a few groups, mainly walking,gardening,etc and it is so nice to see photos of all the mountains and hills they are climbing up in Scotland,The Lake District,Wales,Ireland etc,and a lot of them like me and Mr Kandy are doing the 1,000 mile walking challenge (we are up to 445 since January1st) and it is nice to give people some advice when they post photos of plants/trees/shrubs that they need identifying.:biggrin: I also add support in groups from people being diagnosed with Diabetes who like me wasn’t given any information and told to go home and research on the Internet,no wonder I was suicidal at the time:sad:

        At the moment I am recovering from a recent foot op so although I can’t do my usual 4.5mile walk every day I can at least pop out to GC’s with Mr Kandy to buy cheap plants (50p each) which we are growing on ready to go out into the garden when they are a bit bigger:biggrin: The pale purple Primula Marginata was one plant and Mr Kandy managed to split it to make another three extra plants:yes:
         
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        • shiney

          shiney President, Grumpy Old Men's Club Staff Member

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          I must be somewhere around that figure. About 44.5, so it's only just a little dot out! :heehee:
           
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          • Sian in Belgium

            Sian in Belgium Total Gardener

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            .... and what’s a little dot between friends?!

            Tbh, I’m sure that when you take into account the walking back and forth cutting the grass, you have done a lot more miles than you realise!!
             
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            • pete

              pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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              I recently joined facebook but only as a way of keeping up with a few friends and family.
              Basically I put very little about myself on there.
               
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              • Jiffy

                Jiffy The Match is on Fire

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                I joined for a few years then Deleted
                 
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                • Marley Farley

                  Marley Farley Affable Admin! Staff Member

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                  I am on there but like Pete put nothing on about myself.. I manage our village page on there with a couple of other people, but I use messenger a lot and also as said by you all it’s a way of keeping up with friends and family all around the world.. I also have snapchat for my grandkids and WhatsApp which is brilliant if you want to send a load of pics by the way..
                   
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                  • pete

                    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                    Oh well I'll stop searching for you then.:lunapic 130165696578242 5:
                     
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                      shiney President, Grumpy Old Men's Club Staff Member

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                      Found Him!!!

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                        I enjoy facebook. have several "Private" like minded groups I am linked to. Some garden groups, cooking groups, etc. all of which happily accept my garden shots easily from my computer. With the cooking groups I learn lots about other culinary styles, ingredients, spices etc. I have interacted with lots of wonderful folks from all over the world. Some share their travel experiences or family gatherings. Sometimes actually gatherings are planned, which is wonderful. One of the groups I belong to, have been with for about 20 years, prior to facebook, then switched to facebook. I get to discover lots of interesting plants etc. Recently I hooked onto a Chef group, interesting to read about their world, have no input there, but an interesting read. And I think there have been other threads on this site regarding Facebook.
                         
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                        • Jiffy

                          Jiffy The Match is on Fire

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                          You can search for me in a Jiffy


                          Don't forget to like this :biggrin:
                           
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                            just hooked into a group that focus on Scotch drinking. sometime I 'd like to casually explore.

                            Back to the word, "Friends" that @shiney started out with this topic. To me in general "Facebook Friends" are not truly your friend in the sense of the subjective word. Unless, one of them happens to be your "real life friend". Lets face it they are not going to ever show their true self to the world or even be there if you have a flat tire. They offer a window of sorts to their lives of their own exclusiveness.
                             
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                            pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                            Friends are mostly people I've worked with over the years.
                            I never have any friends I've never met.
                             
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                              shiney President, Grumpy Old Men's Club Staff Member

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                              Of course, GC is another of these type of groups but in slightly different form. Some of the people that I met on here are now friends. :dbgrtmb:
                               
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