Hooray! In a roundabout way, yours truly made it into the Ooh Am I In It? Weekly news.
It’s gratifying that Campaign‘s diary monkey was amused by the brand new Facebook group for us oldies in the industry. But, come on guys, 19 members isn’t bad for a group that’s only just started, is it? We are older and wiser and don’t like to rush things.
The funny thing about Facebook is trying to explain it to other people (of course I mean the more, ahem, “senior” ones in a carpet-slippers sense). Friends Reunited (RIP) makes a good subject for comparison when trying to describe Facebook to seniors. Its concept is based upon catching up with chums from decades ago. The layout didn’t encourage the user to update their details.
Facebook on the other hand is all about the past, present and immediate future, with bells and whistles. Its population is a lot younger, with little feeling for nostalgia.
I am finding it difficult to persuade my own 40-something friends to join. As one of them put it, “apart from my niece, my secretary and my mistress, how many other twentysomethings do I know?”