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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
3/22/2019 4:56:11 AM
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Re: MSFT factor
srufolo: Thank you! :) The Queen is such a sweet person. She signed the post as simply Elizabeth R. :) So sweet. Kings and Queen can choose their name before the Coronation. When Queen Elizabeth was asked what was her name, she said "Elizabeth." So they asked again: "the name you want to be known as Queen." To what she replied: "Elizabeth. My name is Elizabeth." :) She has always been a lovely person. The country wouldn't be in such a mess now if the Crown had a saying in what is happening, I tell you.

There is a series about her life on Netflix. It's called The Crown. As for Instagram, I think it's like she said, it was appropriate for that particular moment that it was her who posted the letter to Prince Albert on Instagram. That account on Instagram is the official account for the Royal Family and someone manages it. Meghan Markle was given a new phone with security according to her new role. Nothing bad about that. The protection extends to the whole Royal Family. 

This letter is a very important one. A letter from Charles Babbage telling Queen Victoria and Prince Albert about the his invention the Analytical Engine. Because the letter is part of a technology exhibition at the Science Museum she saw it important to use the Interenet to post the letter helself. The same with the tweet she sent when she opened the Information Age exhibition also at the Science Museum. She is a great lady, very forward-thinking.

 

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srufolo1
srufolo1
3/21/2019 1:12:11 AM
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Gigamaster
Re: MSFT factor
@Susan Fourtane From my understanding, the Royals were not allowed to use social media of any kind, so this is huge for the Queen to be on Instagram. Meghan Markle had to turn her phone in when she married Prince Harry. Guess they gave her a more secure one in its place. If you love historical letters, there are many posts about the Queen's first Instagram photo. Here's one of many: https://www.allure.com/story/queen-elizabeth-first-instagram-photo

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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
3/14/2019 1:08:26 PM
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Gigamaster
Re: MSFT factor
I will ask the Queen the next time I see her for tea. :D What rule are you talking about? I have no idea about Meghan Markle's phone. I suppose she had to give up her old phone for security reasons and get a new one with all the security required by the protocol. Oh, I love historical letters! I should have a look at that. 

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srufolo1
srufolo1
3/14/2019 12:02:33 AM
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Gigamaster
Re: MSFT factor
@DonBrowne Well, I have not so subtly been coaxed to spend a ton of money lured in by Facebook ads targeted at me. I have never felt I had to research these sites before I buy, because most of them were well known like Zulily, Wayfair, etc ... But I have recently been the victim of a scam by a site called Lily Vera, which sold pet items. I didn't feel I had to vet the site because I thought FB did that before allowing them to advertise. Apparently not.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
3/13/2019 11:53:10 PM
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Gigamaster
Re: MSFT factor
@Susan Fourtane Isn't the Queen breaking her own rule of forbidding to use social media? Didn't Meghan Markle have to give up her mobile phone? Anyway, the Queen's first post was some boring historical letter.

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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
3/10/2019 10:55:50 PM
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Gigamaster
Re: MSFT factor
LOL :D yes. You'd better hurry up. Find me there when you do. 

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srufolo1
srufolo1
3/10/2019 10:27:16 PM
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Gigamaster
Re: MSFT factor
@Susan Fourtane Well, just heard today hat Queen Elizabeth is on Instagram now. I'd better get on board soon!

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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
3/8/2019 8:22:54 PM
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Gigamaster
Re: MSFT factor
I always say and believe that at the end of the day it's you the one wo has all the power to decide if you want or don't want to do something. No one on social media is actually forcing anyone to do anything. If I don't want to spend time on Facebook I simply don't login into Facebook for as long as I want. Or I login whenever I feel like it. It's always my decision as well as it's my decision what I voluntarily want to share on social media. If I want something to remain private I simply don't go telling the world about it. 

I find FB very useful lately to have interactions in some of the groups I have joined. And I also use it as a way of taking breaks when I feel like distracting my mind from work, something we all need. 

-Susan

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
3/6/2019 10:08:21 AM
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Gigamaster
Re: MSFT factor
I still try to consciously look at how much time I spend on social media, trying to not fall into the trap of responding to every notification as if my life depended on it. But, it's a battle going against those experts at each of the companies who have such subtle and not so subtle ways to pursuade us all to spend increasing amounts of  time on their platforms.

 

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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
3/5/2019 3:30:32 AM
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Gigamaster
Re: MSFT factor
Instagram is not only for under 30s. On the contrary. I know many over 30s and beyond that have Instagram accounts and are very active there. I think that age division in social networks also faded. Today, you find all ages on social media, all mixed and interacting, which is nice. I think putting people in boxes according to age group is old fashioned and serves no purpose in this time and age. You get a broader mind when you can exchange ideas with different age groups and adopt the ideas that suit you best without being worried and limited by an age group. 

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