Monday, October 26, 2009

Virtually hooked

I tried it. I liked it. I got hooked. I signed off.

I'm talking about the Facebook app World Cafe, which gets you playing at being a virtual chef in a virtual restaurant. All very fun until the pull towards that online spot becomes stronger than the pull out of doors for a walk in the sunshine. Then it's time to quit.

It reminded me oh so strongly of my brief affair with TV soap operas. Oh goodness - I got pulled into that maelstrom more than 20 years ago and found myself bereft at Friday's end when I would have to live with the cliffhanger of a plot (ok, that's a slight overstatement...story, then) until Monday afternoon. Could I do it? Would I make it?

Finally, a decent-paying job came along and saved me. Threw me into an entirely different (so very different?) maelstrom of pulls and pushes and plots and stories.

My online restaurant was fun while it lasted. But now it's closed. Reality I come!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


It's a new term I've recently learned: Whuffie. It's about building social capital through online tools. Very interesting. I'm going to see what I can do to explore this concept for myself and build some whuffie for me! Stay tuned for updates. BTW, the author of the book I've been reading is Tara Hunt.