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  •  Everything is changing as to how we watch, read (32+ / 0-)

    and carry on conversations. I am 60 and my spouse is 64 ... we have been on the computer when it was bulleting boards with 9600 and you called a number for the board. Then the internet came into existence and the world is changing. We can ask about things we are unsure of or never heard of and get a freaking answer. It is amazing and exciting. I don't use social media because I am a paranoid obsessive who is not very trusting of how it could be used. I am working on overcoming that or developing rules of interaction to protect myself.We already stream TV and movies, download music, books & mags to devices, use cell phonme only and I have been reading about how to tie stuff together as well as tying into security devices. We are building our next house to be super energy efficient as well as wired for electronics with the ability to easily pull new cabling. Who knows whats coming.

    That is why I thought the killer approach of the OFA was...Active smart internet. Many here just dismissed thier ads but I think they were inexpensive and reached people who do not lock into the old media. Newspapers and magazines may be dying but after seeing diaries here from Taibbi from Rolling Stone, articles from the New York Times and the New Yorker as well as the Nation I am taking a net subscription to get quality news. Though some recommend the London paper. I ma looking into that since I consider BBC news far superior to our network news.

    I love the way the world is discovering each other. We have a DVD player for the US region but we also have a DVD for the European region. We watch movies from  England, Scandanvian countries, Japan and China on Netflix. I especially loved the one we got that was in English but subtitled in Dutch.

    I may be getting old but I am dropping the old stuff as fast as I can.

    Fear is the Mind Killer...

    by boophus on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 03:15:47 PM PST

    •  I'm 66 but work mostly with younger adults... (24+ / 0-)

      most of whom get all their news on their phones with a computer being their number 2 source.  Like you, I have been on the net for a while - back to the 110 baud phone cradle modem days.

      I would often learn from diaries here, but knowing many people think dKOS is too flamingly liberal, I would check the diarist's source link and post my comments with the primary source link on facebook.

      I have a regular crew who were liking my political posts, re-posting and commenting.  Two of them are my age and social network savvy.  The rest were all younger.  When they got discouraged I sent them each personal mail telling them the good work they were doing.

      What I learned in October (sometimes through wingnut response comments) was that over a dozen members of my high school graduating class were reading my posts.  I took the time to respond to every wingnut crazy post, countering it with factual links to primary source material.  In each discussion (argument) I confronted their myths until they gave up.  Lo and behold, a week or so later they would post another birther or Obamacare myth.

      The point is, they weren't always posting, but they were still reading.

      You hit the nail on the head for OFA... Active SMART internet.  They understand the game and play it well.

      We need to keep working the social networks.  I post a couple times a week, always using the words LANDSLIDE and MANDATE.  Have had a bit of hate mail, but as the numbers keep growing, that diminishes.

      Congrats on your energy-efficient and pre-wired new home.  I've been remodeling the house I grew up in and updating as I go.  Best energy investment was a total re-insulation and a 96% efficiency boiler.  Cut heating bill to about 30% of what it used to be.

      Keep dropping the old stuff.  Once you hit 60 you are in the best half of life :)

      "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty (Mittens, Paul Ryan, Scotty Walker, Limbaugh, pick your favorite) said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."

      by Eman on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 04:02:37 PM PST

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    •  boophus, great comments! I visit Manchester (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:

      Guardian online--imo best English-language newspaper.

      Save the Home Planet

      by Mayfly on Sat Nov 24, 2012 at 03:38:56 PM PST

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