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Jeff's Facebook Page
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posted 08-05-2015 04:45 PM ET (US)
I saw a post that Jeff Rohlfing has a [Facebook] page, "Everything Boston Whaler". I am not sure how I missed this before. It is a great page.
posted 08-05-2015 07:11 PM ET (US)
|Tom W Clark||
posted 08-05-2015 09:00 PM ET (US)
posted 08-06-2015 07:30 AM ET (US)
I tried to view that resource, but it appears that I need some sort of log-in credentials.
posted 08-06-2015 09:57 AM ET (US)
You would need a Facebook account if you do not already have one
posted 08-06-2015 10:04 AM ET (US)
I would certainly like to view Jeff's pages but since I avoid anything related to social media I'm out of luck.
I'm amazed by the things I hear about Facebook and the very, to me, personal and private information found there. I guess it's generational. I try to work out at the YMCA a few days per week and I'm often embarrassed by the details of peoples lives I hear being discussed by some of the young and not so young ladies working out there.
posted 08-06-2015 05:17 PM ET (US)
Facebook, or any other social media for that matter, isn't different than any conversation, be it at the gym or anywhere else, i.e. you set your own privacy, and choose what you want to share...
posted 08-06-2015 06:16 PM ET (US)
I always thought it would be cool to start a diary for my descendants to get to know me, my thoughts, my activities and my daily life.
To me that is what Facebook is. When I'm gone, I hope my grandkids kids look at FB and think, "Hey look at the cool things that our Great Graddad did in that funny looking boat!"
posted 08-07-2015 09:40 AM ET (US)
Q. If someone from the 1950's suddenly appeared today, what would be the most difficult thing to explain to them about life today?
A. I possess a device, in my pocket, that is capable of accessing the entirety of information known to man. I use it to look at pictures of cats and get into arguments with strangers.
posted 08-07-2015 10:56 AM ET (US)
As far as recording events in your life for posterity on Facebook or saving pictures on your computer the lifespan is limited. New technology that is coming out every day will make everything we use today obsolete every few years. If its not written down somewhere or converted into a photograph that you can hold in your hand and stored away in a box in a closet, your heirs will not even know your name.
posted 08-07-2015 12:10 PM ET (US)
Unless you live in a shack, off the grid, with no outside communication to the world you can be traced, tracked and recorded. Son't kid yourself, even this site is a form of "Social Media". Every post you make here is record and saved for the world to see, search and reference. Every piece of personal knowledge, projects, life events etc. is saved, hosted and searchable for anyone.
Social media to me is a way of live. Whether you want to believe it or not, NOTHING is private any more. So, I do not see a problem myself with Social Media and openly share my experiences. Humans have been doing this since the beginning of time. It's now just easier to broadcast it...
Too I see my social media postings as a diary of my life. Yes, when another social platform comes along I will likely jump on that too. And when I do, I will just request a full archive of my account and keep that in my files to share. Facebook will provide you a full archive of photos, posting everything in a zip file through your settings.
My Whaler Facebook page started out as a place for me to post Whalers that I found in my daily searching of the interwebs. It was a lot easier to do it there in a Facebook group than writing a blog entry (which I was already doing). I could save the photos from an ad, put the details of the ad in the post and be able to search it for later to share with someone who might be looking for something specific.
I was doing this because I wanted to keep a running market comp of what has been available on the market as far as good Whalers, and what their asking prices were.
The other reason was most of the craigslist ad only lasted 14-45 days and often good boats went unsold. However once once the ad expired, there was no way to go back and find the contact info. So, if I saved the photos, ad details and contact info I could still send that info to someone who might need it. An often times even after the ad was expired the boat was still available. And with a phone call if could be bought.
While it was just me for a number of years, the group started to grow and many other people started joining and posting Whalers of interest they found too. The site turned into a place to just talk and interesting Whalers on the market and has helped to grow a network of people willing to help others around the US find and inspect whalers for others.
Within the last year, the group has grown to more than just that with people posting photos of their adventures, their boats and asking questions. So, I changed the group's name from Rohlfing Whaler Search Site to Everything Boston Whaler.
I have never seen it as a replacement for CW's content and deep well preserved archives. This place is the encyclopedia of all things Whaler related and I truly thank Jimh for CW. I have been a member here for over a decade, with over 4000 posts and will always continue to support this site. I owe my deep Whaler knowledge to this site. I also owe a lot of friends and get life experiences to it as well.
And on a side note, I also owe my respect for the english language and proper grammar to it as well. Though I am far from perfect, I still try to improve with every post. Jim you have more of an influence on me than any of my school teachers. The well written dissemination of knowledge is one of the most powerful acts a human can contribute to the world....everyone should take the time to do it well.
posted 08-12-2015 12:55 AM ET (US)
Continuous Wave is the "go to" site for Whaler owners and fans. I owe more to this site, Jim's commitment and hard work and everyone of you than I could ever repay. Moreover, some of the best friends we have we met via Continuous Wave. NO question I check Jeff's FB page daily because that's the way Facebook works. Nevertheless, Continuous Wave is a bit like home to many of us. Thanks again, keep up the good work.
posted 08-12-2015 09:01 AM ET (US)
As a newbie to all things Whaler, I can't thank you all enough for the knowledge and wisdom. Jeff and Jim are a wealth of information. We Whaler people are very lucky. Thanks.
Craig in hot and sultry Kansas
posted 08-16-2015 11:42 AM ET (US)
I was reading or listening to a memoir from Jimmy Carter. He said that he had made a decision some time ago to not become a participant in internet social media sites like FACEBOOK. But he then acknowledged that perhaps that was a mistake on his part.
I don't participate in FACEBOOK. Keeping this website going and creating content for it consumes all the time I have.
I would like to consume some content on FACEBOOK from time to time. I see that some pages are apparently open to all visitors. I think the Coast Guard of the USA has such a FACEBOOK page. I don't know what controls the access to resources on FACEBOOK with regard to needing credentials to see them.
posted 08-18-2015 12:32 PM ET (US)
I agree FB takes to much time even for the topics and companies you might be interested in. I do have a FB page and haven't accessed in over 6 months as it isa waste of my time contrary to a site like CW
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