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Old 22nd August 2007, 01:57 PM   #1
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Default Notes in Spanish Intermediate 32 - Facebook (We're back!!)

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NIS Intermediate is back at last!!!

¿Conoces Facebook u otras páginas sociales? ¿Te parecen útiles o una perdida de tiempo?
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Old 22nd August 2007, 02:13 PM   #2
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Hey, great and timely podcast. I have been playing with facebook and it does seem to have greater facility than other social networking groups. The age profile is still skewed towards younger people but not entirely teenagers, as you point out.

I think I understood nearly all that you said without the transcript but I have kind of lost the plot on the packaged transcripts - will this feature in a future box set?

I have invited Marina to be a friend, not entirely from a wish to socialise via net but more so as not to look totally sad when my 40% of my friendship group comprise my children! I think I will be soliciting madly until my numbers come up to something respectable!!

One question though - I haven't yet got the point of 'poking' - but maybe its an age thing

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Old 22nd August 2007, 02:24 PM   #3
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Answering my own questions - have now seen your news sheet - thanks - so understand packaging of transcripts...... and on 'poking'

I got this explanation but am I still missing something .....

Pokes

A poke is a way to interact with your friends on Facebook. When we created the poke, we thought it would be cool to have a feature without any specific purpose. People interpret the poke in many different ways, and we encourage you to come up with your own meanings.

What happens when I poke someone?

When you poke someone, a poke icon will appear on his or her Home page with the option to "Remove Poke" or "Poke Back."

Why won't it let me poke anymore?

You have been temporarily blocked from poking because you exceeded a Facebook limit that is based on the speed and quantity of use. These blocks prevent spammers from abusing the message and poke features.Your privileges will be restored within a few hours.

I hid a poke. Is there any way to get it back?

Once a poke is hidden, it's gone forever. The memories, however, will last a lifetime. Oh, and hiding a poke allows the other person to poke you again, which is always a good thing.
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Old 22nd August 2007, 02:40 PM   #4
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Thanks for the return of the Intermediate podcasts! Yeeaaa!!
About Facebook. I have indeed subscribed to Facebook, but admit I haven't spent too much time on it yet, so I am not very good at finding out about its many facets. I already visit a lot of web sites daily and Notes in Spanish, Notes From Spain and Notes from Madrid (hint, hint) take up the majority of my on-line time.
It's interesting what you said about businesses banning the use of Facebook by their employees. I have an employee who is addicted to My Space and have had to put the lid on his use of the computer to some extent.
Keep up the good work - I look forward to the advanced podcasts as well. And I look forward to purchasing the worksheets.
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Old 22nd August 2007, 04:09 PM   #5
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Wink Un Comento sobre el Podcast Nuevo

Estoy contenta que habéis llegado (aunque espera con gozo los podcasts avansados) pero....

Venderíais el sitio (y por consiguiente nosotros) por ¿unos pocos billones de dólares?
Espero que NO. Valoramos más que puede comprar el dinero

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Old 22nd August 2007, 04:39 PM   #6
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Y si te ofrecen un jamon iberico pata negra de Extremadura?
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Old 24th August 2007, 04:25 PM   #7
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Thanks for the return of the Intermediate podcasts! Yeeaaa!!
Ibid!
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Old 24th August 2007, 05:59 PM   #8
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Default Newsweek profile of Facebook

Hot off the presses! Newsweek magazine takes a look at the Facebook trend. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20227872/site/newsweek/
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Old 25th August 2007, 01:00 AM   #9
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Wow! Do you think rejecting the billion from Yahoo is a worthwhile gamble?
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Old 23rd August 2007, 01:03 PM   #10
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Podcast muy interesante sobre un sujeto que no conocia... acabo de abrir mi cuenta y me encanta esta pagina
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Old 23rd August 2007, 06:01 PM   #11
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Me alegro de que hay'ais vuleto Ben y Marina! Me gust'o tu podcast mucho, interasante.

He intentado abrir una cuenta en Facebook pero a'un no se me deja entrar por "site maintenance." Ojala que pronto. Quiero ver lo que es Facebook. Hablan de ello en "Diggnation" (un video podcast que es muy divertido, sobre tecnolog'ia y noticias sociales), y hace mucho tiempo que pienso subscrib'irme.
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Old 24th August 2007, 09:24 AM   #12
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I have been receiving my phrase of the day via FB. Today's,
Pegarse un chapuzón

is particularly apt because I plan to do just that a a little later on

many thanks
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Old 24th August 2007, 09:41 AM   #13
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Great, we're really pleased that the phrase of the day app is going down well, as we put a lot of time into it! Hopefully we will have other ways of making the phrases available soon.
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Old 24th August 2007, 01:27 PM   #14
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Yipeee! Ya soy miembro de Facebook! Que divertido es! Pero muy enganchador!!! (Ésta es palabra?) Pues, sabéis lo que quiero decir. No se nos deja usar en mi trabajo. Menos mal!Ya tengo que probar Frase del día!
Me alegré de encontrar a mi madre allí. Ella era la unica de mis contactos de mi correo electónico que ya era miembro de Facebook. Entonces, no es solo para los jóvenes!

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Old 30th August 2007, 04:22 PM   #15
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Thanks for an interesting podcast Marina & Ben - nice to have them back.

I always thought I was too old for Facebook (late 40s), but when my daughter recently spent 6 months in Mexico teaching & then travelling it was absolutely brilliant. We were able to keep in contact and see how she was doing...expecially reassuring for my wife. Equally we got to see some great photos from Chichen Itza, Tasco, San Cristobal etc. Coupling that with being able to chat on Skype, the world does seem to be getting smaller.

Now my daughter is back, I can see how much time people spend on Facebook with messages, uploading photos etc. I can understand why some firms have banned its use at work.

The local 6th Form College where I did AS Spanish last year also has banned it from the school servers...too much traffic I suppose.

Another factor that I hadn't realised is how little my daughter and her friends use ordinary email these days. They use Facebook to chat direct to their friends via the site. Don't know if that will impact on Microsoft's future revenues.
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Old 12th September 2007, 05:32 PM   #16
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I have missed your pods Ben&Marina, glad you´re back.

You always pick interesting and higly relevant topics. Internet can be very time-consuming, it´s easy to lose track of time. But for me personally, it´s my console which steals a lot of my time. I love my PS2!!!
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Old 13th September 2007, 04:20 AM   #17
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Hola Marina y Ben. Estoy feliz que habéis regresado.

Ben, tengo una problema. Lo primera estaba mi pagina de internet personal. Pasé mucho tiempo lo construendo. Escribé muchos sobre mis interesas, mis pasatiempos, mi musica favorita, envié photographias, ecetera. Y, la minuta estaba terminado, mis amigos me invitaron a friendster.com. Les dijé, "bueno, he pasado mucho tiempo en mi pagina de internet, pero haré una pagina de friendster."

Y todo estaba bien... hasta dos meses despues cuando todos decideron que friendster era débil y necesité cambiar a Orkut. Ahora, mucha gente todavía no conocen Orkut (excepto si estas de Brasil, pero es una otra cuenta), pero era 'the shit' a acca tiempo y piensé que "bueno, uno tiempo mas y no mas despues de esto". Hice una pagina de Orkut.

Estaba feliz. Tres paginas. No sé cuantos horas perdí. Pero, estaba terminado.

Y, dos meses despues... que es esto? MySpace? "Pero es peor que Orkut," dijé, "es pejor que friendster; de hecho MySpace es peor que mi pagina personal escribé en html por Notepad hace dos años!!"

"No. No voy a hacer una pagina de MySpace. No quero Tom como uno amigo. Estoy harto de Tom."

Todavía no tengo una pagina de MySpace. Tengo vientenueve años y todos de mis amigos y los padres de mis amigos y los gatos de mis amigos tengo una pagina de MySpace. Hay fiestas de MySpace y no recibo invitacións. Mi vida social había sufriedo mucho, y todo porque tengo valores! Estaba listo rompar. Estaba listo hacer una pagina de MySpace aunque no lo quiero.

Y ahora. Ahora, aprendo de notesinspanish que MySpace ahora esta tonto tambien (aunque lo conocía el todo tiempo) y la ola del futuro es Facebook.

No. Estoy cansado. Tengo vientenueve años y ya tengo rencor como un viejo. Estoy tanto cansado que voy a hacer uña pagina de Facebook.

Pero, no voy a disfrutar Facebook. Voy a hacer una pagina de Facebook solomente porque estoy derrotado. Voy a creer una pagina solomente para evitar todos los conversaciónes con mis amigos sobre "porque no tengo una pagina de Facebook." Acca. Estas feliz ahora, mundo?

Pero, todo no son malo. Porque, yo sé dentro de un año voy a estar una otra. Y voy a tener hacer una perfil nueva otra vez.

Caío!
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Old 13th September 2007, 08:28 AM   #18
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jorge1000xl - te entiendo, es un rollo wue no veas estar al dia con todas las paginas nuevas! Espero que la ola de facebook dure mucho tiempo para que no tengamos que cambiar de nuevo!

Lisa, we're very glad to be back too!
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Old 21st July 2009, 03:57 AM   #19
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Hola Ben,

Dijiste algo que no estoy de acuerdo. Pienso que hay una diferencia entre hablar en la cocina con companeros de trabajo y hablar con amigos en facebook. Pienso que es vale charlar con companeros de vez en cuando. Sin embargo, no pienso que sea un buen idea permitir el uso de facebook. Es tan facil perder tiempo. Y otros no van a saber lo que haces a menos que esten detras de ti. Es mas facil que pretendas trabajar con facebook.

Me gustaria invitarte ser a mi amigo!
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Old 27th July 2009, 07:47 PM   #20
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Por curiosidad, abrí una cuenta en Facebook, pero no la uso mucho. Lo que me preoccupa es la privacidad o la falta de privacidad. Prefiero contactar con mis amigos por correo electrónico. No quiero que cualquiera--incluyendo la dirección de Facebook--puede saber mis actividades, mis pensamientos, etc. Me molestó que yo no podía abrir una cuenta en Facebook sin darle mi fecha de nacimiento. ¿Por qué se necesita esta información? He leido de la gente y los programas que recopilan la información personal de todas partes y la usan o la venden. No confío en Facebook.
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