Become a fan and follow us around!

Posted by RRR on Apr 19, 2010 at 8:44am | Page Views: 1,172

After much trial and error (mostly error), we’ve finally  figured out how to automatically update our RRR Facebook and Twitter pages when we add news items here at the RRR main website.

If you have a Facebook or Twitter account and would like to be notified instantly when we make updates, become a FACEBOOK fan or follow us on TWITTER to get the latest RRR news. Just click on the social networking icons we have to the right of the main news category menu (above right) and you’ll be directed to our pages. You can also add our RSS feed to your browser by clicking on the orange news feed icon.

If you don’t have a Facebook account yet, you might consider getting one. It’s a great way to find family and friends and stay updated on what they are all are up to on a regular basis without making a single phone call. You would be surprised to find out how many people from “our generation” are using Facebook to connect, reconnect and stay in touch with friends from all walks of life. (I just recently set up a Facebook page for my 84-year-old mother, who uses it to stay in touch with all of her grandchildren, including my oldest niece who lives in Spain. If my mom can use Facebook, so can you!)

Needless to say parents, your daughters might not be so keen about having mom or dad on Facebook. There are some Facebook lingo issues that could cause great humiliation to your offspring. You certainly don’t want your Facebook entries to end up on websites like Oh Crap. My Parents Joined Facebook. (Hilarious reading, BTW, and a good guide for what NOT to post.) And remember, it’s “Facebook” and not “MyFace” or “Facespace”. (Yes, I actually did slip and say “MyFace” once to my own daughters. Eye rolls and OMGs ensued.)

Once you’re connected, I do have one tip for you. Facebook has an annoying number of groups and games that will update on your news feed for your friends and family — Mafia Wars, Farmville, Horoscopes, etc.  You can choose to have all of a friend’s updates not appear on your feed, but if you just want to get rid of their groups and games news feeds and not everything from that friend, just hover over the annoying feed item and click on the “Hide” button. It will give you the option to hide the friend or just hide the group/game. Click on the hide group button and then nothing from that group will show up on your news feed again. (Instant relief from reading stuff you don’t care about!)

In any event, we’d love to see you become a fan on our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter!

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