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The Fossil!

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

You nurture your children so that they can survive in this demanding world, but at what age is the role reversal when they nurture you?

As far as technology is concerned I would estimate, when they are between 7 + 10 years old!

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I am a fossil, a dinosaur in the age of technology!  I suspect I am not alone.

I have accepted that I need to change.  Over the last couple of years, I have at least,  started to make in roads into cyber space and am now flying sky high on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, albeit perhaps with ‘L’ plates!

Personal Injury Pal is also embracing these social networking sites.  We are on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and You Tube but there are dangers and like me you may need ‘L’ plates without realising!

Do you ever think about cyber security?

On my way to work on Monday morning I was sat on a train at a table of 4, with other commuters.  Across from me was a man, busy on his laptop.  The commuter sat next to computer man was having a good read of what he was doing throughout the journey until we reached Birmingham.  People stood up in the aisle to get off.  They also had a nosey at the computer screen. Whatever it was, who knows, but if confidential, this has now been breached. If private, the world now knows!!

You need to be on your guard all of the time.  I am bombarded with emails purporting to be from my bank, from the tax office, etc, all offering to help, asking for my log in details.  I know they are fraudsters.  My theory is if I need to contact my bank, I go in the building.

Remember all fossils and dinosaurs out there – treat passwords like bank details – don’t give them out!


The “Fossil” was never going to go on Facebook!  Guess what?  The Fossil is now on Facebook!  I must say I am glad I took the plunge.  Yes, my daughter had set to it up for me.  Yes, I have to have alerts to my phone.  I have family and friends on there.  Some post regularly, some hardly ever, but I kind of feel closer to my family and friends.  Prior to Facebook I may not have heard from these people for months, maybe even years.

The Fossil likes nothing better than on the commute home to click on Facebook.   The posts offer light amusement and fun as well as opinions on current affairs.  You are free to comment if you wish.

Personal Injury Pal is using Facebook and writes regular, interesting and informative articles.

To all fossils and dinosaurs out there, you will need to open a Facebook account if you have not already got one.  Ask your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews to help. I am sure they will only be impressed by the move!  Once you have a Facebook account click the link from Personal Injury Pal webpage and then ‘Like’ us.

Feel free to add your comments on the discussion points.

The younger generation use Facebook as a search engine.  Instead of Google they search on Facebook for companies.  I used to use Yellow Pages, but I now use Google.   Maybe the Fossil will venture into this in time.

The age of the fossil and dinosaur may strike back.  Your years will count as you’ll probably soon build up more friends than your 10 year old!!

Just think about all those many birthday wishes.

It is a whole brave new world out there.


This social networking site is more about connections with other businesses.  Usually people on LinkedIn are in work, university or college but anyone can log on.  Employees from one business will connect to employees from other businesses.  Students who will soon enter the job market will connect to LinkedIn as a way of promoting their skills in an attempt to find work.  There are many job agencies on there.

It is a useful tool to promote your business, attract work, and maybe even find a job.

Once you are on LinkedIn you can connect to a company, usually a company where you work or have worked.

Personal Injury Pal is on LinkedIn and will add business-type posts, so if you have a LinkedIn account, why not add us as a company.  Use the link from our website.


Twitter is the social networking site which the Fossil knows least about!  The Fossil is fairly new to Twitter as can be seen by the few followers I have, but I am having a go.  You can follow anyone you like on ‘Twitter’ without them having to ‘add’ you.  For example you can follow the local newspapers, ie the Birmingham Mail or Birmingham Post to get regular updates on news and traffic etc.

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Most people though follow their favourite celebrities to see what they are getting up to.  You can leave a comment to anyone you follow, including celebrities.  You may even get a reply from the less famous.

Friends follow each other.  Teenagers are more likely to ‘Tweet’ than those in their twenties or older.

Personal Injury Pal is also on Twitter.  Again we will write regular, interesting and informative articles.

To follow Personal Injury Pal on Twitter you will need to have a Twitter account.  Follow the link from our website and just ‘Follow’ us.  Feel free to add your comments on the discussion points.

I must say I did feel a bit foolish ‘Tweeting’ a celebrity to see how it worked, but this is the ‘norm’ now.

You Tube

Personal Injury Pal will post videos and hence also have a You Tube account.  Again you can access this from our website and you can leave comments.

To conclude

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…having arrived at New Street Station that morning someone put the cat amongst the pigeons by closing the two old exits. I just followed the crowd, but it was quite amusing.  Don’t worry it is much better now, new, brighter and fresher, and there are two new exits.  Personal Injury Pal are only minutes away from New Street Station so if you do instruct us as your Personal Injury Solicitors in Birmingham in your accident claim, our offices are easy to access.