Reviewing the Rviews: Bits and Pieces:Poems

It is said in Los Angeles, every person, however menial their job desires a sprinkle of stardust. In other words to be a movie star. In the UK, we seek 'fame'it seems to me by writing  comments, on people, places,  artifacts and in  blogs ( oh dear ! that's me ).

I was quietly shocked the other day to learn that a billion people had used  FaceBook in a single day,
as founder Mark Z. informs

 "we just passed an important milestone. For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day.
On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family. 
When we talk about our financials, we use average numbers, but this is different. This was the first time we reached this milestone, and it's just the beginning of connecting the whole world.
I'm so proud of our community for the progress we've made. Our community stands for giving every person a voice, for promoting understanding and for including everyone in the opportunities of our modern world. 
A more open and connected world is a better world. It brings stronger relationships with those you love, a stronger economy with more opportunities, and a stronger society that reflects all of our values. 
Thank you for being part of our community and for everything you've done to help us reach this milestone. I’m looking forward to seeing what we accomplish together.*

Well I've never been a great fan of FaceBook. I find it a little too intrusive and almost patronising in the way it asks you  to make friends, often with people whom you have little  knowledge and of course it elicits  comments from you. If someone else makes a further comment on your comment, you are e-mailed of the fact and invited to make reply and so it goes on.

This brings me on to the subject of reviews. Today, if you wish to check on any goods or services, going onto the web  will bring details of the product together with a plethora  of customer responses; some favourable, some not. You then have to balance in your mind whether the product is a worthwhile consideration to purchase.
At the moment I am considering installing the new operating system ( code named El Capitan ) onto this Mac. It is a free install, so it's not  a question of affording it, but I am mindful of the reviews.
Currently from a total of 2745 ratings, the average is 3stars. That includes 229 5stars, but worringly there are 463 ratings of only 1star.
So, now I am in a dilemma, do I wait for further improvements in the new system or take the plunge now.  The question I have to ask is,  are these customer reviews really useful? We shall see, but at the moment I am erring on the cautious side.


These leaves are dying to show you their colours,
before they  fall.
In Life we also  grow, bloom, flourish and
reach full maturity and leave our
mark, before we also  fade away.
and touch the earth.

 All truly part of the same cycle.


This is the quiet season before the onset of Christmas. Family affairs have kept me from venturing into new photographic opportunities and hence like daylight the blog becomes shorter.
But enjoy the week ahead; you might want to watch out for the new "John Lewis " Christmas advert, which I'm told costs 7 million, which seems a lot of moonshine to me!
Cheerio for now,

Less We Forget.


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