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What Do People Do Not Get?

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I still do not get the fact that some people out there do not who still do not get that posts on social networks like Facebook, Twitter and the such is in the public domain unless they specify otherwise.

It is as if they do not get they are connected to a worldwide network which accessible by billions of people, groups, governments and even governments, though in this case most governments have failed to grasp the concept of the internet which is another story.

So still I regally hear stories of people around me of people who have posted things on Facebook which have landed them in trouble both at work and with other people simply because they did not understand what they posted was public.

Though in the end I suspect more that none has never pointed out to them that posting on a social network is public unless you specify otherwise. It might have been an idea if someone did as it would of saved a lot of people, even celebrities, a lot of red faces!

Please Note: If you are interested in a more personal scrapbook of mine just follow the link to Patterns in the Static!.

Please Note: If you are interested in my home page just follow the link to Experiment No. 3.

My Social Web Site is Retiring!

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I am retiring my Social Web Site, BitQS, as I need the space on the hard drive which holds the site and it has served its purpose in so much it it proved that I could create and maintain a social web site if I wanted to.

As all things it has come to its natural end as I need the space on the drive on the server to start to create the next version of my home page whose idea is starting to form in my head. At the moment I am looking around for ideas and tools to create the new site.

So with the closing of the year it will be closing of old and start of the new so watch this space!

Please Note: If you are interested in a more personal scrapbook of mine just follow the link to Patterns in the Static!.

Please Note: If you are interested in my home page just follow the link to Experiment No. 3.

BitQS: Back After a False Start!

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After a false start my personal social web site BitQS, or Bubbles in the Quantum Static, is back this time implemented using Oxwall again with the hope that things will got go west again and last for the few months the previous social web sites lasted.

All depends on my luck which has been poor with my personal social network software unlike my personal homepage and blog written in WordPress. One thing it did highlight the fact WordPress is very good at what it meant to do is being a blogging tool but very poor at being anything else including being a social network. All this because of the lack of real control and testing of it’s third party plugins and themes which tend not to work well together and now for me let down the whole WordPress experience for me.

Regardless of this my small social network for my friends and acquaintances both in the real and virtual world is up and running again under the new shorted name BitQS. Though it is open to anyone who wants an alternative place to be or to get to know myself more as there will be exclusive content on the social network not available elsewhere.

So I am sounding like a broken record which me luck that this venture into my peronal social network lasts longer than my last attempts!

If anyone is brave enough to join me there just follow the link: http://quantumstatic.duckdns.org/.

Please Note: If you are interested in a more personal scrapbook of mine just follow the link to Patterns in the Static!.

Please Note: If you are interested in my home page just follow the link to Experiment No. 3.

Please Note: If you are interested in my small social network just follow the link to Bubbles in the Quantum Static.

Giving Oxwall Another Chance!

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After over a weeks work getting my social network up and running again using WordPress and BuddyPress it failed in a spectacular way as once again between the plugins and the theme chosen managed to destroy parts of the site yet again.

I was very unhappy, I am being polite, about the whole thing as I do not like wasting over week in fruitless labour because someone else somewhere else could not be bothered to test or create robust software in the first place. It is also a very soul destroying as you watch all that work destroy itself due to someone else’s incompetence and laziness.

So once again I pick myself up and after bit of research I have decided to give Oxwall a chance once again and this time I have made sure I have customised it very little both because I did need to and one of the lesson I have learnt especially with packages which use third-party plugins is to keep their use and customization to a minimum.

All this is a very valuable lessons to learn on my part and I embark on trying to keep a social network going without the software behind it crashing around me. So once again wish me luck!

So if anyone is brave enough to join me there just follow the link: http://quantumstatic.duckdns.org/.

Please Note: If you are interested in a more personal scrapbook of mine just follow the link to Patterns in the Static!.

Please Note: If you are interested in my home page just follow the link to Experiment No. 3.

Please Note: If you are interested in my small social network just follow the link to Bubbles in the Quantum Static.

My Social Network Flies Again!

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I have been quiet over the last few weeks as I have been working on the third reincarnation of my small and personal social network using WordPress and BuddyPress again. This time I have made sure the social web site is regularly backed up including the database so the next time so if it decides to self distrusts again I can rebuild it again.

Add to this this time I used a theme which actually worked better than the last theme I used in the previous social web site using WordPress though it does have one minor glitch with the registration screen which is liveable. Though I suspect I will find other glitches as it get used in anger as always with likes of WordPress who use third party plugins and themes there are always issues with them interacting with each other as their developers always bend the rules when creating them.

So the adventures with a small social network starts again my end hopefully this time I will have a more successful time without the social website not crashing out of existence again.

So if anyone is brave enough to join me there just follow the link: http://quantumstatic.duckdns.org/.

Please Note: If you are interested in a more personal scrapbook of mine just follow the link to Patterns in the Static!.

Please Note: If you are interested in my home page just follow the link to Experiment No. 3.

Please Note: If you are interested in my small social network just follow the link to Bubbles in the Quantum Static.

Social Media: Time Gentlemen Please!

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With the news that Stephen Fry has been hounded off Instagram got me thinking about the main stream social media web sites like Facebook, Instagram and even Twitter that there time has come, hence Time Please Gentlemen.

One comment Stephen Fry did say about Twitter, which can be said about all social media, is the fact that there was too much “too much aggression and unkindness” there. This sadly is very true and it is a sad reflection of what the Western World and those who use Social Media have become is very detached to the world and people around them.

It has been one reason why now I have no Facebook or any other mainstream social media accounts other than an impersonal Twitter account which purely exists to promote my blogging rather than be a personal Twitter account. All so I can keep these mainstream social media web sites at arm length with no personal data there.

I know that once the mainstream social media have in the past have had a very useful function in keeping people in contact but over their life times they have stopped being places to socialise but places where people now aggressively promote their political views, opinions and the such regardless of the effect it has on other people.

The upshot of which the mainstream social media have stopped places to socialise but places for people to spread hate, ignorance and hound those people who do not fit the more so called profile of a normal person that is heterosexual, white, Christian and Conservative. So in the end for anyone who does not fit this profile these social media websites stop becoming nice places to be to a point they have a very negative effect on the people in question.

From my own experience of Facebook which was not a very pleasant one because of bigoted, ignorant and openly abusive people I had to leave Facebook as it was starting to make me ill as it aggravated my depression. I suspect I am not only one who had has the same experience of Facebook and left for the same reasons.

In the end my personal view the time for the likes of Facebook, Instagram even Twitter has come unless they do something about their negative side but sadly they seam unwilling to do anything about under the guise it would compromise people’s freedom of speech.

But in the end these social media keep allowing people to bully, abuse and spread hate about others is undermining their very purpose of being social media networks as after all people are not going to stay there and find somewhere else to go online which gives them a better and safer experience online.

Those of us who have taken notice about the world around us would of noticed that Facebook now has to advertise on television here in the United Kingdom to attract people to join their social media network something such social networks never had to do before!

Please Note: If you are interested in a more personal scrapbook of mine just follow the link to Patterns in the Static!.

Please Note: If you are interested in my home page just follow the link to Experiment No. 3.

Please Note: If you are interested in my small social network just follow the link to On the Other Side!.

On the Other Side is Back!

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After the first failed attempt of my own social web site using Oxwall and a lot of work and some inspired guess work my own social web site, On the Other Side!, is back up and running using WordPress/BuddyPress and various plugins associated with them.

Over the past month I have been working on the new version of the web site which included moving it on to a new server at home which went remarkably well and a lot easier than I expected. Though I expect I will continue to add and remove features on the new social web site depending if existing features prove useful or not and new features are added to WordPress/BuddyPress.

But at least it is now a workable social web site waiting for my friends and interesting people to join me there which I hope my friends join me there so I can keep up with them outside of the mainstream social networks.

Only issue I now have is with sloggers and spammers who insist on joining my social network in vain hope someone will listen to their pathetic messages. Luckily I have a wonderful plugin which stops the large majority of them in their tracks which is very entertaining especially now they are helping the hits on my site.

Those of you who wish to join me there just follow the link: http://theotherside.changeip.net/

Please Note: If you are interested in a more personal scrapbook of mine just follow the link to Patterns in the Static!.

Please Note: If you are interested in my home page just follow the link to Experiment No. 3.

Please Note: If you are interested in my small social network just follow the link to On the Other Side!.

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