Maine Macintosh Owners
& Operators Society
Next MMOOS MMeeting:
Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Large Meeting Room, Thornton Oaks Retirement Community
25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Featured Program: “The Social Network”
Yup. We’re going to look at the current digital incarnations of the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. If you have been wondering what all the fuss is about, this is the meeting for you. If you’ve been wanting to dip your toe in the digital miasma of fake media, to be someone you really aren’t, to impress your friends and enemies, to re-discover, befriend, then unfriend your friends, to opine on the issues of the day, to connect with like-minded and like-trained business associates, and to share the images of your life, especially what you’re having for dinner, then this meeting is for you.
Seriously, I have accounts on all four services and they all have good qualities as well. We’ll talk about that too.
MMOOSDroppings Mail List
To promote community for members of the Maine Macintosh Owners & Operators Society and to provide a means for Apple users to help each other in times of need, we’ve created a mail list, aptly called “MMOOSDroppings”. MMOOSDroppings was the name of our longtime newsletter, but 1995 called and they want their trees-crying-out-in-the- forest paper newsletter back.
If you’re not familiar, here’s how a mail list works. You subscribe to the mail list with your email address. Let’s say you have a question/comment about how to do something with your Apple device. You send the question/comment in an email to the list email address, and everyone subscribed to the list receives your email. Let’s say someone else has the answer, responds via email to the list email address, and everyone else sees the answer. It’s a great way to spread information and build community – Apple users helping Apple users. It’s what it’s all about.
The only trick to the list is that once you subscribe with a given email address you have to use that address for future “posts” to the list, or they will “bounce” and no one will see them. Also, we don’t allow attachments of any kind. There’s nothing to keep you from sending an image via off-list, personal email, to someone who may be helping you.
While we don’t restrict anyone from subscribing, we do moderate the list and if anyone uses the list for any “unto wards” reasons, or is not a good list citizen, they will be removed promptly.
If you’re interested in joining MMOOSDroppings, click HERE to go the subscription page.
See you on the list!
Remember that everyone on the list can read your posts. Also, you will be able to see the email address of other list members on their posts. If you have a personal message to another list member, email them directly.
Don’t say anything on the list that you wouldn’t want printed on the front page of the local newspaper.
Trim irrelevant information out of your posts. You should, however, leave parts of previous posts that help to remind members what you’re posting about.
If you are starting a new topic, please make sure the SUBJECT of the new email reflects the new topic.