Tuesday, July 01, 2008

A Positive Event at The Clare

I had eagerly awaited the launch of The Clare's new web site for residents, Clarity. Yesterday it happened. I attended the advanced training session, and I liked what I saw.

The site is easy to use, and I was especially happy to see so many future residents there eager to communicate on line. I hope to find more readers for my blogs, but it seems that I don't quite know how to handle the necessary feed to allow Clarity users to click on my blogs. I'll have to work on that.

The only fault I've found in Clarity so far is that all photos posted have to be verified by a site administrator. Residents are encouraged to post photos, and I don't think there's much chance that this group will attempt to post porn or other objectionable material. I guess I like instant gratification. I'd like to see my pictures posted immediately, as I do on my own blogs. That's a minor quibble; I guess I can wait.

It may take a while for the other future residents to get their profiles up, but I hope that many more will. I look forward to learning about my future neighbors. I hope not too many are reluctant to share; after all, it's a site for Clare residents, not for the entire cyber world.

Anyway, I think it's a positive thing that my future senior residence, and apparently others, are encouraging this means of communication. I believe that seniors are quickly joining the computer-using crowd. It's a great way to share out thoughts, our questions, and our experiences.

Copyright 2008 by Marlys Marshall Styne


Anonymous said...

This is a great blog! I wanted to pass along something that my mother and my aunt have been using to connect to people their age.

I swear it is their latest craze. According to them Eons.com is Best Baby Boomer social community on the web! It's free and it keeps them active in the baby boomer community.

I hope you like it as much as they do!

seniorwriter said...

Actually, I am an EONS member, but I'm beyond boomer into senior, and I find EONS a big too "young." Besides, I write a column for a competitor, the smaller competitor eGenerations.