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Old 13-03-2011, 07:35 AM   #1
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Welcome to SomaSimple.

I am Karen, a registered massage therapist in British Columbia, Canada. I have been a member of SomaSimple since March 2008. I was in school at the time and searched for information on pain. I found one of Barrett Dorko's essays and subsequently found my way to SomaSimple. I have taken courses given by Barrett and Diane and met a few of the other members personally. In December 2010 I was asked to join the moderators of the forum to help with issues if they arise.

The generous atmosphere of the forum has allowed my passion to thrive; I am a neuronaut and web searching is my forte. For new members one of the benefits of active participation of the forum is getting to know some wonderful people and having access to the resources of those minds.

I am always willing to receive PM (private messages) for help involving searches and finding information on the wider net. New members are encouraged to learn and use the Search feature as it offers the best door into the vast repository of ideas and discussions held here.

I am also a big twitter user and would like to personally encourage twitter users to join us as we explore manual therapy, physiotherapy, and pain among many other topics. Go to
Twitter.com to find and link @somasimple and to many of the members. There is a world of information as rich as the Library of Alexandria to explore.

Thank you and welcome to all new viewers. Please feel free to start a welcome thread and introduce yourself.

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Old 13-03-2011, 06:55 PM   #2
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Glad to see you're now a moderator Karen. Yea for SS.

Will your screen name become moderator colored now? Or is it the bold lettering that distinguishes the moderators?
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Old 14-03-2011, 02:20 AM   #3
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awesome Karen!
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Old 14-03-2011, 02:30 AM   #4
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Yeah, Karen, why aren't you blue?

Thanks in part to you and your cyberspace acumen, I'm now being harassed by certain members of this forum to sign up for a twitter account.

I tried to blame my tardiness on my age, but since Diane and Barrett are now tweeting, I no longer have that excuse.
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Congrats Karen!

Diane please stop harassing John.
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Congrats Karen!

Diane please stop harassing John.
Huh? John? Have I harrassed you lately?
Or is this just TO harrassing Diane?
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Old 14-03-2011, 03:01 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone. I am sorry for not having done my intro as a moderator earlier. John yes please try twitter. You and Sebastian are about the last hold outs. I have amped up @somasimple we follow 203 and have 105 followers. The thing is how those social contacts extend out into a vast mind think and vise verse to enable problem solving to the nth scale.

Check out the visual graphics in Deb Roy's TED Talk. Thanks Diane for the original link. http://blog.ted.com/2011/03/10/deb-roy/

This is how social media will reach the people and lowers the bastion walls.

Karen

I think I am black because that is the SC colour. DNMers are Orange, SomaSimplers are green, I can't tell what blue stands for but Jason and John are blue. It is sort of like Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw.

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Old 14-03-2011, 03:08 AM   #8
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I agree, Karen.
You've done more in one week with Twitter than the rest of us had in - what - a year? So, thank you for that.
C'mon John, c'mon Bas. (This has been your official harrassment from me.)
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I think Twitter is also bringing new members. There have been at least six new registrations this weekend. I am stoked on these new contacts. That is why I popped into the welcome forum and tried to stir the mix. Bernard's generosity floors me as does the chance to know people like Jason and John, Barrett and Alex, Diane and Bronnie among the constellation of wonderful people world wide. Someone from McMaster University was looking at one of my threads recently. I mean WOW, just WOW.

Cheers everyone.
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Old 14-03-2011, 11:42 AM   #10
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Diane, I will need a crash course in twitterese.
I know it is limited to 150 characters and that all kinds of Hollywood "personalities" pro-athletes give way too much detail about their social life with it.

I guess it is about time I join up then.

Karen - neuronaut, neuromotormaniac, all-around somasimple energizer bunny.
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When you tweet about something happening here it is akin to sending a homing pigeon into the air.

It always finds its way and it cannot be stopped - thus is its power.

In this way we might even fly into some of the schools.
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OK, my first tweet is out there.
Soon I will be the owner of a smartphone and I'll follow all of you Soma-twitters wherever I go.

Scary.
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Bas, you don't have to buy a gadget to tweet.
So, congratulations. I'll find you there and follow you. Soon there will be a flock.
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Huh? John? Have I harrassed you lately?
Or is this just TO harrassing Diane?
It's me just goofing around. I picked on John about twitter over the weekend. We'll see if he cracks.
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Hey, whaddya mean by "cracks"? Is that another old joke?
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I wish I were that clever. I'm thinking @JohnWare would be a great twitter name.
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Karen, I have to admit your regular contribution here is very valuable to us all and definitively for me it is.

Thanks again.
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