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June 17th, 2014 at 9:38 am

Find and Share Your Favorite Places with Findery

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There are a lot of ways to share your good times on social media. Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Yelp are just a few places where you can post your favorite places and where the action is.

Findery is a new app that wants to take location/social relationship to a different level. Rather than just look at the menu items people like or the photos and comments about places traveled to, Findery wants to collect input about everything from the reason why a park, or park bench, is worth stopping at, or what that funky building is on the corner where you are.

This app is a collection of stories. Imagine if lots of people shared their personal impression or recollection of a place, so that you can know the real story. What was there once? What notable thing happened there? Or why you should stop and have a look rather than walking by.

Findery is new, so it’s still building the database of places. However, the idea of not just getting a picture of a place, but a note with the factoids that bring it to life, makes this a much more interesting app.

Findery is available as an iPhone or web app – the Android app is on its way.  When you join, you can create, follow, or just explore your neighborhood or where you’re going to visit. As a frequent traveler, I love the idea of being able to find out, on a personal level, what makes a place interesting or worth visiting.  And what not to miss, especially if it’s a little bit odd or off the beaten path.

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January 10th, 2014 at 5:00 am

What I’ve Learned NOT to post on Facebook

Screen Shot 2014-01-09 at 7.26.22 PMI have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. I love keeping up with people I don’t talk to regularly. What is better than watching their kids grow up, reading about the latest hotspot in town, or being able to ask a question about the latest product?

I surely love being able to follow and converse with brands when I have a question about their product. There is a huge upside to Facebook when involved in charities and causes. The love piece does outweigh the hate, but the following are a few things we should think about before posting.

Some Facebook don’ts and downfalls:

  • The times that I get sucked into staring at the screen; mesmerized by anything and everything I see in there.
  • The things people post that they shouldn’t (Trust me, I’ve done some of these and learned from it).
  • Public disagreements especially those involving your political views.
  • Photos of what you have had for dinner every night – these belong on a food blog. Believe me, your friends are tired of constantly seeing posts of your dinner plate, no matter how delicious you think it looks.
  • That you have left on vacation…that old friend from High School could be a criminal in waiting.
  • Complaints about school, work, or people who aren’t your Facebook friends. Someone who is your friend may “like” or comment on your post which then appears on a strangers feed.
  • Drunken posts. especially ones that make  absolutely NO sense.

Facebook is a very tricky world to navigate filled with hurt feelings, fights, and more. If only we had been taught how to navigate the cyberworld.

What do you dislike seeing on Facebook?

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.

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