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    Quote Originally Posted by Topsy View Post
    SHOE!! How did I not notice that you were back hanging out at SHS?! SO great to see your profile in the comments. (Sorry all...didn't mean to detour the thread, but I got a little excited there!)
    Thanks, Topsy. It's nice to be (kind of) back, and considering homeschooling my daughter again for her last year of high school. This site has always been an oasis in the electronic desert for me, so I'm happy to be around more again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariam View Post
    Building on what alexsmom says, I have discovered the people who are on the Fb version of SHS, they didn't really know about the discussion space. I can't figure out how. I had someone, whom I knew in real life, ask me what forum I was talking about. She "liked" SHS on Fb but didn't know about the forum component. I thought that was odd.
    That's why I said below ~ "So, even if a 'friend' of mine were to post about this give-a-way, it would of only led me to, maybe, follow you on fb, and not be here and see what is happening in this community."

    I'm not surprised at all. Fb has the world wrapped up in Fb, so does the rest of society. "Like us on FB', Click & Share, Post & Tag, blah, blah, blah.

    It doesn't show the REAL thing unless you know about it and verbally tell people or show them (in my case also write it down). All this "fast & now" has lead us in good ways and bad. It's a double edged sword. You just need to know how to walk & play both sides and be careful of the edges.

    Alexsmom if right that people see FREE and click it, & move on with out a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexsmom View Post
    That easiness thing makes sense, but wheres the advantage to SHS when it doesnt even bring people here to see the site.
    That one's easy! Vendors purchase FB promotions from us, just like they purchase ad space on the site. Since not everyone is going to be a "forum person" and not everyone is going to be a "FB person", we are able to reach a wider audience of secular homeschoolers for our vendors by offering information and promotions in both places. And we are able to have enough operating income to keep the site going and hopefully improving and growing from those purchases!


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    Mariam wrote:

    Building on what alexsmom says, I have discovered the people who are on the Fb version of SHS, they didn't really know about the discussion space. I can't figure out how. I had someone, whom I knew in real life, ask me what forum I was talking about. She "liked" SHS on Fb but didn't know about the forum component. I thought that was odd.

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    Internet search results are different for people in different states and regions. Sounds weird but it is true. And it's a pain. No matter how good you are at internet searches, if you cannot find away around this one bizarre internet search engine issue, then it affects all your search engine results. After seeing another thread that shows "bizarre search engine results" for this site itself, I can only imagine what else is going on out there.

    Most search engines sell advertisement space, and that means free results which my be content dependent, still cannot top, paid ad space placement, or it may skew results. In addition navigating FB is quite different from navigating the regular web, or at least it was when I used to use FB. I don't care for it either (like a previous poster Shoe). It reminds me of the worst parts of high school, very shallow and not fun and the whole issue of prospective employers trolling for dirt using FB is a big turn off, because they aren't allowed to ask you about religion or sexual orientation etc., in an interview in most cases, but they can find out on FB and still use prejudice and bigotry as a tool for employee placement. This country has a lot of work to do in terms of protecting personal privacy from corporations in the interest of civil rights on every level.

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    Actually this is a different issue that i am addressing, Diggerbee. Sorry if I was unclear. People who are already on Fb, will "like" SHS on Fb, but they will not click through to the SHS homepage to see these forums and are surprised to find that there is so much more than a Fb page to the group.
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    Oh, I am sorry for not getting the gist of the conversation. Thanks for setting me straight.

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