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Re: Re: OT-CHAT: facebook (was CULT: spring)
  • Subject: Re: Re: OT-CHAT: facebook (was CULT: spring)
  • From: Eleanor Hutchison <eleanore@mymts.net>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2011 21:19:21 -0600


Thanks Jan.  No, I'm a few provinces east of British Columbia.

Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 9:14 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: OT-CHAT: facebook (was CULT: spring)



Just visited you website.  VERY nice.  Also checked your location.  Looks like you are not on the AIS tour this year!  Too bad.  I'm sure we would have enjoyed it.

Jan in Chatsworth

From: Eleanor Hutchison <eleanore@mymts.net>
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tue, March 1, 2011 6:44:52 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: OT-CHAT: facebook (was CULT: spring)


Always something new for us, eh Bob.  I'll leave Twitter, Utube and the rest to my husband, since he always shows me the new stuff that's out there.
As I mentioned to Bob privately a while back, I got so bored this winter, that I created my own website.  I need to take lots more photos this spring and summer though, both for that and for the Iris Encyclopedia.  We just had another snow/blowing snow day here.  My friendly local farmer just finished ploughing the half mile driveway, again.
El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Z3

Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 2:57 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: OT-CHAT: facebook (was CULT: spring)


El: I see facebook as a different animal and I still like Iris-Talk and Iris-Photos although both seem to be being replaced by Facebook; Although each type of discussion group has its own strong points, I am beginning to get inundated with posts and keeping up with Facebook,Twitter,Cubits, The Iris Encyclopedia, is becoming overwhelming. As PR chair for AIS I feel a responsibility to do all these and You Tube, etc. but it is taking a toll. I have to admit my work on the Iris Encyclopedia has suffered because of the diffusion of efforts. Sometimes I think one more thing will make me Scream. By The way did I mention the BLOG.... ARGHHHHHHH! ----- Original Message -----
From: "Eleanor Hutchison" <eleanore@mymts.net>
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 11:13:23 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: OT-CHAT: facebook (was CULT: spring)


Morning all.
I still don't see Facebook as replacing the groups I already belong to.  It's another group, period, but very very active.  Also interesting that one of the Oscar nominated movies was "Social Network", about the guys who invented Facebook.
Thanks for the tips on a few more iris locations, Betty.
El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Z3

From: Cordesview
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 9:18 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: OT-CHAT: facebook (was CULT: spring)


Hi Linda, El, and others, too!  .... whoever's left on Iris-Photos . . . 

The one thing about Facebook
versus this List, is that pertinent photos of the season and seedlings
be missed from the
general group, at least, I think so. Depending on your settings on FB, you'll
only get 
notifications on your
'news feed' from people with whom you interact the most with. I just changed
settings so that I
get everyone's info, but with over 360 friends, it's not possible to see what
posted that morning
for 'news.'  


Facebook is great,
for keeping in touch with my friends that I grew up with and people I meet
life's road, but I
find this list separately valuable and like Linda said, an incredible resource
in the 
archives for


Adam Cordes
President - Mio Irisarians
Region 6
Zone 4 (and a half . . .J)

On Mar 1, 2011, at 7:15 AM, Linda Mann wrote:


I'm actually not new to Facebook - got an account quite awhile ago so I
could access some non-iris friends' wall photos, but just recently
stepped into the quicksand of the iris community ;-)

Talk about information overload! I do try to limit the amount of time I
spend with this machine, but really enjoy sharing excitement about this
and that with iris cyber friends (plus the usual "real" friends) and it
will be nice to have better/easier access to old and new iris friends
who aren't on this forum.

Things seem to have really slowed down in these two forums with so much
on Facebook and Iris Encyclopedia, but I do hope folks will continue to
share some things here as well. The archived messages on hortnet are an
incredible resource. Just last week, I dug through some posts by Neil
Mogensen re: genetics of Emma Cook pattern. Again. And hunted up some
seedling photos from various folks, searching for parents.

Anyway, Adam, it's like being sucked down a drain at first ;-) Thanks
to Barb ;-) & Facebook, I still have about 90 friend requests from
people I never heard of, not counting the ones I've accepted. & some of
them I probably never heard of either, thanks to fumble fingers ;-)

> Um, Adam, be careful, 'cause I was almost late picking up my husband while I was schmoozing my new "friends" on Facebook. Talk about time flying. :O
> El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Z3

Linda Mann east TN USA zone 7

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