Social Media … I’m 60, am I supposed to know about all this stuff?
No, not all of it, but crickey it does come in handy if you can get your head around it.

SOCIAL-MEDIA“Bah, humbug” some might say,
“I don’t want to know what people had for lunch”,
“so what if he is at …… with ……. “,
“can they really post that photo?”.

I do think some people go over the top, but similar to TV self censorship, you don’t have to subscribe or look at anything you don’t want too, other than this blog of-course.

I have a lot of relatives and friends both interstate and overseas, so I joined Facebook to stay in touch, sharing moments that we don’t normally, since then I’ve found a lot more friends and long lost cousins, made new friends and gained a lot of knowledge.
So yes, I think ‘social media’ is perfect for people on the road, in fact for anyone contemplating a trip, perhaps a sole first time traveller wanting some help, or searching for reviews on places or particular items.

Not only social media, but shopping in general on-line. Do you want some second hand camping equipment or reports on new gear?
Jump online and you’d be surprised what you can find (naturally be careful).

social-iconsI have joined plenty of groups, including international RV groups.
We share all sorts of facts, handy hints and techniques and I always smile when someone says “this might be a silly question but”, fact is, there is no such thing as a silly question, we all have to start somewhere and social media is the perfect place.
Add to that the amount of apps (applications) available for mobile phones and tablets today.
Maps, satellite positions, local loos, camping spots, caravan parks, fuel prices and availability to name a few.


But as I mentioned before … please be careful.

Be careful of what you say, don’t ever use images that you don’t want seen by anyone else other than the intended recipient and remember friends of friends can often gain access to your info, if it’s on the net, it’s everywhere.

It’s so easy for anyone to supply information, I’m doing it now, did I make it up, am I right or is this just another report gone wrong? Check it out for yourself, read what you are signing up for or simply don’t install a programme you haven’t researched. If you have any suspicion your privacy is being compromised, delete.

Is social media for you, maybe not, personally I’m up for it, but I’m not addicted (I just check regularly) and remember with everything ‘mobile’, there are times and places for everything.

As I read on one post, you can stop and read, or roll and scroll … I like that!
And then there’s … oh sorry! I just got poked, tweeted, messaged … whatever it’s called.
#the world needs me, insert smiley face, lol.

I write for a variety of blogs sites and I have adapted this post for Australia On Track.

Cheers, Andrew Kennedy