A Luddite on Twitter, Emoticons and Facebook Editing

Published July 16, 2012 by Sandee

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I finally figured out how to make smiley faces with a colon and close parenthesis symbol.ย  After my frustrating search on the wordpress screen for buttons to click that would yield me the yellow orb of idiotic expression, with or without teeth, I looked for clues in the comments section — you guys really like those things in the comments section.ย  I found nothing, after peering at length for any clue that might be hovering around the yellow heads.ย  Scrolling, scrolling downward — I get more comments these days — I spotted it — a naked colon and close parenthesis symbol — what the?!ย  Why, this must be it, I thought.ย  But somehow it didn’t take in this person’s comment box — it didn’t flesh out.ย  Putting my analytical mind to task, I concluded that sometimes having an ellipsis at the end of a sentence interrupts the full fleshing out of these amazing creatures.ย  This poor person may not have known this.ย  I practiced in my own box — as I always do — and — blam! — I got a head.ย  I was so proud of myself because I even figured out if you use the colon and open parenthesis symbol, the reverse, you get a frowny face.ย  But my excitement was muted when I saw that someone had festooned their box with a live animated head, with the ability to open and close their mouth in hideous, mocking laughter.ย  I got over it however because today I figured out how to edit a comment on facebook!

I’m only on the blog and facebook and the twitter for four months.ย  And while I have a twitter account I’m too overwhelmed to use it now.ย  So it just sits there at present.ย  I swore up and down Broadway that I would not succumb to any of it.ย  But I realized that if I would be publishing a homemade book, that I had to do my own sorry-ass piss poor marketing — so the twittering, facebook and blogging it shall be!

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24 comments on “A Luddite on Twitter, Emoticons and Facebook Editing

  • Still on the floor laughing! You’re a better woman than I, Luddite friend! While I’ve sort of figured out the e-mail, the blog, and emoticons, and I have a LinkedIn account doing nothing, no Facebook or Twitter for me, thank you! ;D

    • Glad I could get you to laugh Margarita ๐Ÿ˜† — I swear if it weren’t for self-promotion — though I’ve gotten to enjoy my blogging interactions with everyone — I wouldn’t be on any of it still ๐Ÿ˜€

  • I’m a Luddite too, basically–no Twitter, I don’t do much on Facebook, no Pinterest, none of that other new-fangled social media that the kids today are so fond of. But I do like the emoticons, I think they’re fun. But I love how you call them “yellow orbs of idiotic expression”–that’s kind of what they are. 8)

  • I -on the other hand, am a social media.. er… [I really don’t want to use the word “whore”].. [but the word expert is even worst]… um… nope, can’t think of anything.

    Let me know if you need help figuring out things

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