Everyone now a days…or nearly everyone, logs into Facebook and a lot of people I know spill their guts about their entire woes of life. But it’s getting to the point that I don’t even want to waste my time anymore clicking in. It seems anyone can hack, read and generally invade your private life, despite of one’s privacy settings. I’ve always told my kids what my mom told me: “Don’t put anything in writing, that you aren’t afraid to have repeated in public.” In the case of writing personal things on Facebook, the whole world can see it, and that to me is a scary thought.
Yesterday before the football game was on, my daughter and I decided that we wanted to order a pizza to be delivered. I told her I’d look the number up in the phone book. Yeah, right. My mom has about four different phone books for the Toledo Ohio area, all business listed. I grabbed one and couldn’t not for the life of me find the restaurant/pizza section. Not only that, I also discovered that either they are printing the words and numbers much, much smaller now a days, or I am in desperate need of new glasses. I of course started complaining about this, as to be honest I was getting quite impatient. I hate looking things up in the telephone book anyway and for a simple pizza it was taking me forever. My daughter wasn’t helping, either. Not until she brought her phone computer type machine to me and showed me how to go to this really neat search engine that I could look up the local area yellow pages on. I was amazed!
I had no problem at all finding the pizza restaurant I wanted who would deliver our pizza. All the while I was thinking to myself…”Ohhh a new toy!!”. I right then and there wanted to play with this new found wonder.
With this nifty search engine, all you have to do is type in the city and then what you are looking for and wella! There is a list of anything you want. I love it! No more looking in the phone book, staining old eyes and think of all the trees it saves, not to mention space it takes to store all these big clunky telephone books that are only filled with local area business phone numbers and addresses. All the information is right there at one’s fingertips. It even tells the driving instructions on how to get to a certain business! Very cool!