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    January 6th, 2012EuropasionariaBest of the Web, Web 2.0

    I’ve been a long-time fan of Moo mini cards. I have business cards, which my employer gives me. That’s great in a business context. But when I’m having a chat with someone nice in a non-professional context, I just want to give them my personal contact details, not my work email address. So for about two years now I’ve had Moo mini cards, on which I’ve put my Twitter user name, personal email address and blog URL. They are twice as small as normal business cards, can be customised the way you like, include pictures of yours, etc. All cool stuff.

    A couple of days ago I ordered a refill. And then, thanks to Mashable, I found out that you can get Moo cards for free thanks to a partnership with Facebook. You might have heard of the new Facebook timeline. Your front page features one of your favourite pictures with a thumbnail of your profile picture on top of it. Moo offers you 50 free business cards with on one side your Facebook timeline cover picture and on the other side, your favourite quote and other contact details. Pretty cool stuff. I’ve ordered it, just because it’s fun and innovative. Check it out quickly if you want to do the same.

    Disclaimer: I was not paid by Moo to write this article 😉

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    December 24th, 2010EuropasionariaGirl Power

    Three pieces of advice from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to working women:

    1. Sit at the table
    2. Make your partner a real partner
    3. Don’t leave before you leave

    Thanks to @Elena2020 for sharing this inspirational TED talk on Twitter.

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    November 24th, 2010EuropasionariaLa vie, Web 2.0

    Si vous ne comprenez pas l’espagnol, cette vidéo hilarante sur l’utilisation de Facebook par les personnes du troisième âge va vous le faire regretter. C’est ma super tatie qui l’a postée sur Facebook, immédiatement suivie de ma maman qui l’a partagée sur son mur. A 70 printemps, ma maman vient juste de rejoindre Facebook et montre déjà une aptitude exceptionnelle à utiliser toutes les options de partage de ce réseau. Quand je pense qu’il n’y a même pas un mois, ma maman me demandait de lui expliquer ce qu’est un blog… ça me donne le tournis !

    -Mise à jour- Ma maman a cliqué sur le bouton Facebook “j’aime” de cet article.

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    November 24th, 2010EuropasionariaLife, Web 2.0

    Watch this hilarious video about the use of Facebook by the elderly. If you don’t understand Spanish, what’s below will definitively make you regret it. It was posted on Facebook by my fabulous aunt who joined Facebook just a couple of months ago, and immediately shared on her wall by my 70-year-old mum who just joined Facebook as well and who is, just like my aunt, showing a remarkable ability to use it. To put things in perspective: a month ago my mum asked me to explain to her what a blog was…

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    November 8th, 2010EuropasionariaQuote of the week, Web 2.0

    Facebook and Twitter have found a sizable niche: people who have something to say, but either are content to say it only to their friends, or don’t need more than 140 characters to express it.

    Mixed Media, How Facebook and Twitter Are Replacing Blogging

    Found on Twitter thanks to @princess_misia

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    September 16th, 2010EuropasionariaLa vie, Web 2.0

    Ceci n'est pas ma tante, bien qu'elle lui ressemble © Lisa.B/flickr

    Il y a une semaine ma tatie a rejoint le monde merveilleux de Facebook. Au début elle a commencé par ‘aimer’ tout ce que je postais. Puis elle a commencé à mettre un ligne tout un tas de choses: des vidéos youtube, des textes, des chansons, des articles de presse, des photos… Je suis absolument épatée par la rapidité et la virtuosité avec laquelle elle s’y est mise. Voilà qui montre bien qu’on peut être grand-mère tout en restant ouverte aux nouvelle technologies. Ma tante a montré une rapidité impressionnante à comprendre les réseaux sociaux… bien que je n’aie jamais douté qu’elle ferait preuve d’un tel génie informatique!

    Ma tatie vit loin alors je ne lui parle pas aussi souvent que j’aimerais le faire. Maintenant, grâce à Facebook et à l’ouverture d’esprit de ma tante face aux choses nouvelles, je reçois des messages d’elle tous les jours, ce qui me fait rayonner de joie. Comme le dit souvent mon autre tante -sa soeur-, ce qui compte ce n’est pas la jeunesse du corps mais celle de l’esprit.

    Je vous aime Tatie O. et Tatie E. 🙂

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    September 16th, 2010EuropasionariaLife, Web 2.0

    This is not my aunt although she has a similar haircut... and glasses too © Lisa.B/flickr

    A week ago my aunt joined Facebook. First, she started ‘liking’ everything I posted -and I post a lot, I’m a Facebook addict. Then she started posting things herself: youtube videos, texts, newspaper articles, pictures… all sorts of things! I am frankly absolutely amazed at how fast she picked it up. And I just love to read and listen everything she posts there. This shows that you can be a grand-mother and still open to new technologies. Clearly my aunt has an amazingly fast ability to understand how social media work… not that I ever doubted she had it in her!

    My aunt lives far away from where I live so we do not talk as much as I would like to. But now, thanks to Facebook and my aunt’s openness to trying new things, I get messages from her everyday. This truly warms my heart. As my other beloved aunt -her sister- likes to say: what matters is not physical youth but being young in your mindset.

    Love you, auntie O. and anti E. 🙂

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