Links and Buttons

Updated the home page today with a few big black buttons to link through to photo and Twitter accounts. I already had the Twitter links but the old links were a bit bleary with the screen grabs of my various avatars. Gone black and basic with these buttons - makes them easy to see and easy to change. I've added the Instagram link as I know lots of people use it now and whilst it's owned by Facebook I've retained the photo app. I've had Flickr for years and it's rammed with loads of photos in it from various trips both around the world and around the ale trips in the UK.

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Maybe I'll add a YouTube button at some point ... if I get around to adding Class Song Of The Day to it (or updating it).
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Facebook Analytica

The news about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica over the last couple of days is fascinating and concerning but in the end it comes as no surprise, does it? I've been on the edge of leaving Facebook for a few years and have spent time deleting many old posts in the past. These days I only put an update up there two or three times a month - other than 'Class Song Of The Day' which is linked with the zevonesque Twitter account - so it will be no great loss. The thing that stops people leaving, or at least puts any pause on it, is the risk that you're cutting ties to friends who have no other easy way to contact you. Of course if you're really friends then you will have one way or another to keep in contact (at the very least just ask a mutual friend) - unless you are just using it to cyber stalk. It may be hard to believe but we all lived perfectly well in the days before Facebook with nothing more than a little book with telephone numbers scratched into it, scrubbed out, rewritten and slotted with post-it notes.

Anyway, long story short I am going to delete my Facebook account sometime this week; maybe even today. End of.

Facebook Farewell

Facebook: useful when it started but won't be missed at all at this point. Sorry to anyone who can't find me easily ... er but I'm still all over the www like a rash with a website and Twitter so you can find me with a wee bit of a google anyway. And of course Class Song Of The Day can still be found on Twitter - just search #ClassSongOfTheDay - I'll see about putting a decent page or two on the website too. My biggest fear is losing all my Words with Friends data, but if that disappears in to the electronic ether then so be it.

Links to my Twitter accounts are on my Homepage, you patently don't need the link to the website: you're here!

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The Cambridge Analytica affair is not the reason I'm leaving it's just another nudge in the right direction.

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The Partial Demise of Zevonesque

Had a decision to make for a while, whether to keep zevonesque.com and awalker.org or get rid of one (clearly I need to keep one, duh!).

I had the Zevonesque site for many years, whilst the awalker site I got when I worked for myself for a couple of years. Whilst I don't need it for work at the moment I may as well keep it for writing as it's got my name in it (shame AJWalker was unavailable). The alternative would be to change my pen name to Zevonesque, which I've decided against.

The first item on the menu was 'Real Ale Walks' which I don't have on this site, but I have my other Twitter account and Wordpress site 'RealeLiverpool' for that side. Other than that it held the same things that are on this site.

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Over the last couple of years I've only been updating this site and whilst I could keep both - maybe making zevonesque for ale or non-writing blogs - there is a cost implication which I can't really justify. So it is with a slightly heavy heart I have to say farewell to zevonesque.com

Of course Zevonesque will not die quite yet, Twitter will still be awash with it or to put it another way;

Zevonesque is dead, Long Live Zevonesque!





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