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Image: My Facebook Notifications.

As long as I’m on a pop culture ranting binge – maybe somebody can explain what some of this means.  I’d settle for a brief indication of whether or not it’s all complimentary or if there’s anything in the list I should be offended by!

And how exactly do I work this into my daily routine?

"Hi, how are you today?"

"Fine thanks – the thrill from my Sea Garden Request more than makes up for the slight misgivings associated with an Elven Blood Invitation!"

However, unlike the author of a recent editorial (in another publication) regarding Facebook, I have to express my appreciation of the FB environment.  In just the last couple of days, I’ve coordinated a date with festival colleagues, seen new baby pictures from the other coast, secured a venue for an event via IM, promoted screenings through a group list, chatted with a half dozen close friends, and left snarky comments for a half dozen others, all from my recliner.  And how can I fault a medium that allows me to know immediately when a friend has the misfortune to see Twilight at the theater? 

On the downside, I think Blagojevich: The Musical! may finally be dead – I had only posted the lyrics for four songs before he was impeached and the thrill was lost.  So, onto the next cyber-project … well, after I determine the difference beween a Superpoke! Request and a Superpoke! Invitation.



About the author

Tony Sheppard

Tony is a Professor at Sacramento State, Co-Director of the Sacramento Film & Music Festival and a long-time writer, primarily on topics related to film and the film industry. He is an active supporter of the local arts community, an amateur photographer, and has an interest in architecture and urban planning topics. He is currently designing a 595 sq.ft. house on a very small infill lot in Sacramento.


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