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14th October 2017

Find me! @ 18:03


The time has come. The moment has arrived. 13 years later someone on Facebook has decided that Gnomepants was offensive and needed to be changed. Of course, I could have kept the name had I been the keeper of "official documents" bearing the said name, but I'm not, so I simply won't use it. No loss to me.

Since then I have been trying to find a replacement realm in which to lurk and read facile updates from people to whom I used to talk to face-to-face on regular occasions before the advent of social media and we all became anti-social. As a result I've managed to get back onto lots of old social platforms most of which, recently, seem to have had a population boom of millennials all not using Facebook. Sadly I don't know many people in real life who use anything other than Facebook to launder the minute details of their lives and all the social media sites that are potential threats to Facebook's dominance don't allow the importing of friends list details from Facebook, thus ensuring Facebook's dominance.  But no matter.

I have rediscovered my Tumblr account, my Apple radio station (Listen in Apple Music) and that I've actually had a Reddit  account for donkey's years (https://www.reddit.com/user/stegzy) and even a Digg (stegzy) and del.ici.ous! (also stegzy) account wow! I'm so retro. As I'm also "in with the kids" you can find me on Flickr (stegzy.gnomepants), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/stegzygnomepants/) and Snapchat too.


Of course I'm still on the mainstream Social networks like (Twitter [@stegzy] and Google+ (also as stegzy) and also Ello and Diaspora (also as stegzy). Of course there is also Livejournal and Wordpress (where I still post occasionally) and Blogger (stegzyblogspot) which mostly features adds from Pocket and Feedly. I'm on video platforms like Vimeo and Youtube as stegzy too.

Hopefully using IFTTT will aggregate all my various social feeds to Tumblr and occasionally allow it to post to the Stegzy Gnomepants Facebook page (which Facebook have allowed me to keep for now). Alternatively, locate me on www.muckybadger.co.uk or www.stegzy.co.uk.

So there really is no excuse to not being able to contact me. Just don't try doing it through Facebook, as I won't answer.
 
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From:stainsteelrat
Date:15th October 2017 08:50 (UTC)
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Why do Facebook even care what people call themselves?!
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From:stegzy
Date:15th October 2017 09:51 (UTC)
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No idea. They say it is to "create a safe and trusted social network environment". Personally, I think it's a lazy way to validate data. If you think about the end user of Facebook data, the data miners and marketers, they will only want to buy trustworthy data and information. If in that data lump they buy they ended up with the likes and social interactions of Mr Tiddles and Bloopy the goldfish I doubt they would be too pleased.

If you bought a bag of nuts in shells and a high percentage of the nuts were empty you wouldn't be best pleased. Or when you are tidying up the MS Exchange accounts and you come across a load of test and expired accounts that just make things look messy or incomplete. I guess that's why, similarly, Facebook has that sweeping policy.

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From:dr98emd
Date:17th October 2017 05:57 (UTC)
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That’s what I was thinking, unless it’s obviously a swear word??

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From:zoefruitcake
Date:15th October 2017 19:32 (UTC)
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Who are you again?
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From:dr98emd
Date:17th October 2017 05:58 (UTC)
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Wow, I’ve not even heard of some of those social media platforms, I’m such a technophobe


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