Thursday, 24 April 2014

easter catch up & instagram help????

I got to spend a delightful day with Lise The Chocolate Cat..............we got to go to the farmers markets, Spotlight sale and got some lunch to eat in a gorgeous garden..............spent the afternoon there sitting around talking and a bit of a wander around............I haven't seen Lise for a couple of years so it was a wonderful time together.........
The weather over Easter was glorious.............a nice quiet easter here.................

Instagram HELP!!!!!!
I know nothing about it I thought you used it to look at pictures................someone smaller in my house is hassling me about getting it............should I let her get it????
how do you chat to people in it???? (she tells me you can do this)
 Do you need to make private settings etc????
is it easy to do this????
Do you set it up with your proper name or like blogger whatever you want to use????
I goggled a couple of bits but it looks like it is tied up with facebook and you now what I think about that.............
HELP.................
ADDED whats the difference of pinterest also - it's for photos too isn't it?????
ok got to run just made a batch of scones for the woolshed..............been crutching ewes and shearing the lambs.........thank goodness I had to work in town and they will finish today so avoiding the shed except to deliver "smoko".......see if I get some pics to share.............
Chookyblue


24 comments:

  1. Instagram can be set up with what ever name you wasn't and does not have to be linked with Facebook. It's more a photos share site not a chat site. You can send a DM (direct message) I recommend that you turn off the satalight /location option as ppl can click to see exactly where a photo is taken....... You home, child's bedroom etc! You can also block people who follow you. I knowi do look at everyone who follows me and if I'm not comfortable with them I block. You can also make your settings private so only thoses approved get to see your pics. As for kids, my boys use it (16 & 14) my daughter used to (11) but stopped. Think because she couldn't chat with her girlfriends on it. Hope this helps somewhat. Just remember, like all other social media you need to stay vigilant. Hugs

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  2. Lovely pic girls! better than the selfie we managed on our catch up :)

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  3. Hi Chooky i have private settings on mine so i can choose who follows me.My GD Madie has been on it and posted some of her calesthenic poses for her friends and she ended up with a funny person commenting on her pics,so she went off it ,i dont think it really is for the young ones as its more pics really for inspiration on what ever subject you like,i think my grandies are doing face time where they talk to their friends and see them,like skype,good luck with all your choices out there chooky.xx

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  4. I don't have it but my 12 year old does. He uses the privacy settings to control who sees his pics. He doesn't have FB. He certainly knows more about it than I do!

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  5. It looks like you girls had a wonderful day!! Don't have instagram, so I can't help with that. Sorry

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  6. I don't "do" facebook... but recently I joined in on instagram but have a private setting...so only "friends" can see my pic's. I don't use it all that much but like to follow/watch what my friends are up to. Mostly quilting etc for me. :)

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  7. Hi I don't use it, as it's really just a picture form of Facebook. There is an age of consent though which I think is 14. There is settings you can make private, but.......? It's really about how you want to parent and allow the kids use of technology that lets "Funny people" able to comment.

    I have children 18, 13 and 9 and the 18 year old looked at it, decided she couldn't be bothered as she saw it as a time waster and went back to study. The 13 knows my stance on Facebook (NO) so has just assumed no to Instagram. There are also other picture apps that allow the kids to chat etc, but they aren't any better.

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  8. I have an instagram account, with privacy settings so that only those I choose can see my pictures - and it's not linked to facebook. I don't use it that much (yet) but I share some snaps from our daily life every now and then. But I find that it is just as easy to post the pictures on my blog, seeing as I'm already on my phone.

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  9. so lovely to get the chance for a day with friends...
    I don't instagram but I do facebook (its a great way for me to keep in touch with non blogger friends in way away countries)settings are private for friends only. I do Pinterest but I use it simply as a board of things I like.. not sure how it works as a social media... I don't have anything private on it. Good luck.. there is so much out there..

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  10. Lovely you two got to catch up! Were you down her way or was she up your way?
    Instagram, as with Facebook, can be set up so no one else can see your stuff except those you give permission to. Maybe she is asking for it because you won't let her have fb?? Lol. You know you can set up fb so your name doesn't even come up in a search? So only those you in it directly can find you. And you can block people...same with Instagram.

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  11. I love seeing bloggers get together, especially you two! I am on Instagram and its quite good. It is what you make of it. I bet lots of quilters you know use it! :)

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  12. Sharon explains it really well.....I think doing the private settings would be the way to go....so pleased you had a fab day...

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  13. Good to see your smiling face. I'm sure the girl will be sensible with Instragram.

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  14. I am about to look at Instagram too. Both my girls have it - they are grown up - so I am sure they will help me out. Lovely to see you relaxing an with a friend. Looks great

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  15. I am about to look at Instagram too. Both my girls have it - they are grown up - so I am sure they will help me out. Lovely to see you relaxing an with a friend. Looks great

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  16. Hi Chooky,
    Hooray I am online, great photo of you and Lise. Hope you had a good Easter. Would you mind sending me the link for Gditc again so that I can link to my blog. Many thanks. Hopefully I can work out how to log on again soon.

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  17. Hmm, instagram... No able to get my head around this one but to my knowledge it is for photos and pics to view, dont know that there is conversations like we do in blogging. Let us know it is worthwhile joining if you work any benefits as opposed t blogland.

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  18. Oh ps forgot to say how awesome for yu to have a catch up with Lise.

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  19. I love Instagram however if my daughter wanted to use it, I would make sure I was one do her followers!

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  20. Sounds like a perfect Easter! I'm a fan of Pinterest as anything that I think I might like to make or re-visit is in one spot...having the pictures seems to work better for me than just bookmarking the page/URL.

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  21. Catching up with friends is the best. I joined IG late last year, I do like it as it only takes a couple of minutes to catch up on what everyones up to. It can be as private or public as you like. I love the use of #'s, makes it so easy to search and see a whole lot of a particular quilt or project that I want to see all in one screen from lots of different people. I don't see it as a replacement for blogging, it's just very brief and obviously 'instant'!

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  22. Three of my kids have Instagram and have had no trouble with it Meg shows pictures of her nail art on a separate account that's not private and has about 200 followers and hasn't had a problem so far. I also have an account so I can see what they are posting and comments people leave, that was the conditions attached to being allowed to have the account.

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  23. You have such a lovely smile! Social media is driving me nuts! I just don't know how people keep up with it. I have both a twitter account and instagram, they do not get much action., but neither does my blog. Oh well! Cheers!

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  24. My adult daughter uses Instagram, and thinks its great. From what I have seen of it, it is a morphed version of Facebook, but geared towards uploading photos. I am beginning to think I'll drop FB, blogging is better, so Instagram just doesn't appeal to me. I guess you would have to decided if you would be happy with your child doing FB, and if so, then maybe you'd be OK with IG. Personally, I wouldn't be happy.

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