telecom, technology and the occasional floobergeist

I’ve got an abundance of bits and pieces of canadian telecom and internet experience, and I am thrilled to be in a place in time when all is changing, technology is developing, and the status quo is being disrupted. 

Floobergeist is a word that is beginning to defy definition.  The more I roll that smooth pebble around, the more it becomes to mean. Floobergeist started out as the magic dust that turns dreams into ideas.  And then it began to encompass the zing that happens when you have conversations about those ideas. And now, it’s the whole evolution from dream to conversation, with each step improving the later and the former along the way.

Everyone aspires to good conversations. They can lead you to adventures you’ve never imagined, and to people you can twig with.

Let’s have a good conversation…


Am I too Old for Facebook?

It’s a slightly embarassing question, all things considered. Now that I’ve got a Facebook profile, I am understanding the interesting implications of the service. It’s easy, it’s adictive, it’s geared for 20-30 somethings who are social creatures.
It’s all point and click and click some more. I can change my status to “At a Party”. In fact, I might leave my status set to “At a Party”. ;-)

I’d l love to see the mobile version of this. I’d like to be able to map parties, and the people in my network, to see if we are all close to a party, or if there are a bunch of us in one spot.

I like that the privacy options are all customizable, and that people can’t become your friends without some sort of knowledge about you. And even then, you can opt out.  I was surprised that facebook was able to check my gmail contacts and add the people who were in my contacts to my friends list, pending their approvals, of course.  It’s goof proof and fast and intuitive.

Still, the question begs an answer - am I too old for facebook?

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