Some of us pensioners aren't up into the twittersphere - please provide links that mere mortals can follow!
twitter limits number of characters in a post so the headline here is basically all there is.
when are we going to see news information services put names against sightings and possibles?
Needless to say, I am not getting unnecessarily excited!
I would have thought that one of the first rules of IT literacy is not to reveal your email address to the great wide electronic world. The privacy settings on Facebook are fairly straightforward, especially if you don't have a page full of friends and photo galleries.
The email address I use for sites such as this is one of my many "throw away" email addresses - I would never expose my main line of internet communication to the 'public'.
The way in which Facebook works rather frightens me. As stated, I signed up for an account because I wanted to get some information (very low level espionage) on someone. I have never logged into Facebook since (but must do so to erase my account) but was intrigued that the day I established my account I received an email alert that Michael B (a good friend who lives in Algarve and who has a Facebook account to keep in contact with his family in the U.K.) "wants to be your friend". Since I recognised his name I clicked on the green "agree" button. He then contacted me to say that he had received an email alert that "Colin Key wants to be your friend", but neither of us had initiated this 'coming together'.
The email addresses we both used were not known to each other (he, like me, has several "throw away" addresses), so how is Facebook making these connections?
I have had similar situations with the "Friends Re-united" website where I attempted to make contact with my contemporaries at university and suddenly found I was being asked "do you know" tom, dick and harry from my primary school and grammar school.
A bit unnerving.
I envy you your use of twitter , as it clearly is a very useful tool. However, I don't want to be crouched over my pc all day and my nearest mobile phone signal is a mile up the road from my house , so I fear it's not for me...not yet, anyway !
Even if it's a 'throw-away' email address, if you have had contacts from numerous 'women' , then your security has failed. As regards the contact with your friend, either one of you has been careless and allowed Facebook access to your address book ( a common mistake and even, amazingly ,intentional in a lot of cases) or , more likely, you both appear in a third party's address book. It's all fairly simple stuff I believe, and they just exploit the fact that people don't think about internet security...guess that's how they make all their money.