10 reasons why Facebook sucks 

Hey readers,

I hate Facebook, don’t get me wrong Facebook has a place for instance, I like the selling pages and promoting my blog. However, there are some things on Facebook that really gets on my goat, so let me share them with.

1) the first one involves the selling pages, when you’re scrolling through what people are selling and the price is free and then you go into the description of the item and it says make an offer. To me this is misleading as you think it is one thing and it turns out it is something completely different. I would much prefer it to be free or have a price tag, know where you stand.

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2) Facebook friends that promote pyramid schemes such as Younique beauty products. I don’t want you spam on my timeline with advertisement for this scheme nor do I want your request to buy a £23 mascara, enough said.

3) The need to portray a false perception of life where everything is Rose-tinted and perfect. This can make you feel crap when you’re at home and your life is nowhere near as beautiful as their false perception. I believe that this is not healthy just to constantly see the positive, you got to have the ying with the yang.

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4) When people statues are cryptic with messages about having enough or can’t coping anymore and then when someone asks why they say oh it’s nothing don’t worry about it. reeks of attention seeking behaviour so don’t bother or if you want to talk to someone in private then direct message them.

5) The constant gamers requests, I do not want to help you harvest your field in FarmVille. I will not change my mind even on the 5000th time.

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6) When you get friends request from Rita, Sue and Bob who you haven’t heard from for 20 years, suddenly decide to want to be your friends on Facebook, thank you but no keep your sticky beak out of it.

7) Over the years Facebook has changed. Facebook now appears to focus on commercial ads or sponsored content and it’s just something that’s not appealing to me. If I wanted to shop I would go and hunt for something, I don’t need any recommendations.

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8) Now I know there is Pinterest which is the modern time waster but Facebook still has a place in this role. You can lose valuable time getting lost in random stuff.

9) The fact that Facebook app uses so much RAM and kills your battery and you need another app for Faccebook Messenger.

10) I have questions around how much power Facebook has over data and how they store in that information.

Cheers for reading X

Why social Media is good

Hey readers,

We all get bogged down in the negative side of social media, so let’s for today celebrate all the good aspects of social media.


The internet is a good way to express yourself. I know for me I find verbal communication really, really difficult due to being autistic. Therefore, writing things down on my blog has really helped. There is also a great autistic community on twitter for example where you can openly discuss topics, it is great to get responses back. It can help other people understand you and help get more personal awareness out on specific topics.

As a parent and someone who struggles with mental health, loneliness is a feeling that has occurred over the years. I find the internet fantastic to connect with other similar people, whether it be through blogging, reading other people’s experience, tweeting or even discussing worries/feelings in forums. Also,the internet can be a useful way to distraction yourself from focusing on negativity. It really has helped me get out of that funk.


The internet is a splendid place if you want to get lost. With so much information out there, it is great to enhance your learning. You can even find scholarly type materials on google or good old YouTube.

The internet is definitely one way to get free entertainment and to do stuff without breaking the bank balance.  There is so many options, some examples are; watching YouTube videos, listening to radio, using social media and evening writing blogs 😉

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If we look at recent events from this year especially in politics it demonstrates that the internet has a powerful voice. The cyber world can influence for the good and make positive changes. A example of this would be with the way the internet has evolved politics with such matters of politicians being more transparency, though it is a slow process, it is something that is being taken seriously, especially with the way that majority of people get their information from the internet. Gone were the days when it was a two leadership battle, with having the internet it opens doors for more choice. Therefore, politicians have to work harder to get them likes and ultimately the power to change the lives of the ordinary public.

What positives do you find in social media?

Cheers for reading X

How to stay connected to loved ones via technology.

Hey readers,

Sometimes as a family life can get busy, just take this month for example, it is fast approaching Christmas and we find ourselves getting fully booked in our diaries with social dates for children, birthdays, shopping etc. Time can become limited and myself and husband may not always have the time to talk as a couple. During the busy periods in our lives we don’t get much change to speak to one enough as we are rushing around to get presents/cards for Christmas along with all the other normal stuff you do that eats away at your time. Sometimes, I don’t always see my partner for the day and I may have a child with me who starts missing there daddy or vice versa. That is why technology is really handy to stay in touch and help comfort my child. I and my husband phone each other to see how we are and what is happening.

We also used video message therefore enabling some form of visual contact for my son and it almost feels like they are physically there. This makes my son happy because he can see his daddy and say hello. It also gives my son time to talk to his daddy and discuss what has been happening with his day. I find this really good especially if he is tired and needs something to help him stay calm by giving him the ressurance of what is happening.

Other times, myself and my husband will use picture messages to send to one other so we don’t miss out on what is happening and the fun things we have seen that day. An example of this would be one day I was out in the shop with my youngest son and he saw a massive singing Santa. Obviously, he had to press the button to get the Santa to sing and he joined in with the dancing santa. I captured this on video and sent it to hubby. He got to experience that moment too and it allowed him something to talk to my son about that day.

A different tip I have found with using technology to help stay connected with my loved ones is to have a special time at the weekend where we get together for some quality time. We make a reminder on our phone so we won’t forget. We get out a game or go to the park and spend some quality time together as a family without rushing around and not fully being mindful of one another.

Other times if hubby is not around for x amount of time, I make time to ring him so we can catch up and see what is happening.

Phones can be a hinder at times but other times they can be a real useful tool. They help connet with people when they are not around. That does not mean to say you always need to use a phone  as there are other ways t0 commiunicate with. There is so much choice ranging from Skype, Google Hangout, Nucleus (a video home intercom system),  Facebook and other social media platforms to name put a few.

With online technology I find using  a online diary for the family so me and hubby can keep on track with appointments. So, for example if I am not around and needs to make an arrangement he can see what is happening in the online diary and work out a time thsat suits us as a family.

Cheers for reading X

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