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Getting Started on Facebook

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Tweet 1. Go to http://www.facebook.com/ 2. Change it to your language if you’d like to make it easier. Languages are at the bottom of the page. You can switch languages any time. 3. Enter your name and other information. Yes, […] [...]

What is Facebook For?

Tweet Readable Blog For me and most of my friends, Facebook is a good way to connect with our real-life friends and family. Unlike Twitter, the people that we are “friends” with on Facebook are usually people that we know well. We also use Facebook to become “fans” (or “like”) the pages of businesses that […] [...]

Twitter Lists – Reading Material

Tweet I know that many of you use Twitter, so I’ve made some lists of Twitter accounts that you might like to follow. I started working on this about 8 days ago. I stopped because of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. I was watching the news and trying to contact friends. Then, after that, […] [...]

Blogging in English follow-up

Tweet If you would like English-speaking commenters and readers on your blog, please be careful about the service that you use. (Especially if you would like commenters who don’t speak your language!) I just tried to leave a comment on an English-learner’s blog. The blog is on Livedoor. My comment was rejected (it was not […] [...]

Blogging in English

Tweet If you’d like to write more in English than you can on Twitter, try blogging. A great way to have a really simple English blog is to use Posterous. Posterous is so easy that you can even blog just by writing an e-mail! It will be posted to the blog automatically. Yes, even if […] [...]

Spam

Tweet You probably know about Spam, the meat product. Do you know about the connection between Spam and the English verb/noun “spam”? The noncountable noun/verb “spam” means “e-mail and other internet messages that you don’t want.” Usually, these messages are advertising something (“BUY SOFTWARE CHEAP NOW”). People also use this word to mean “posting too […] [...]

English-language Word Processing

Tweet Several of my students have had Japanese computers and Japanese operating systems, with Japanese versions of Word. They needed to write English essays for their classes. However, it’s difficult to get the settings (line spacing, paper size, etc.) correct in Japanese, because everything is different. For example, English essays are spaced by line: double-spaced, […] [...]

New Laptop

Tweet I have a new laptop. I didn’t want a new laptop, but I have one. On May 28, I came home at night after I went to a convention. My door was open a little bit, and the frame (the part around the door) was damaged. I realized that someone must have broken in […] [...]

A New Way to Read

Tweet If you do not live in an English-speaking country but you really want to read a lot more English, there is a new way to do it. Amazon.com has an “e-reader” called Kindle that lets you read books electronically. It’s very nice because the screen is very clear, like paper. It’s easier to read […] [...]

Reading This Blog on Your Phone

Tweet The words “poll” and “survey” are similar. Both can be nouns or verbs. To “poll” or “survey” people (verb), you ask for their opinions about something, and then you share the answers. Newspapers and TV news shows often report on polls and surveys (noun). For example, “A new poll today showed that 89% of […] [...]