Good news: wa’ mIn has been reunited with his family!

I was going to simply add an addendum to last week’s wibblette to announce the good news… but then I realised that a better choice would be to make a separate post about it, as this would make it more likely that those of you who were kind enough to show you cared would get the news.

My stock of scheduled posts for Wibble’s usual Tuesday slot having long since run its course, I am obliged (admittedly by my own CDO tendency) to create a new post each week. As my imminent move leaves me little time for anything not related to it, this is fortunate: it kills two birds with one stone, and I always like doing that. †

Interlude

The Internet:
facilitating miscommunication at the speed of light since the late twentieth century

Me, 2006

There have always been pitfalls in human communication (it seems to me that other animals don’t suffer from that – but maybe they do; I’m no animal behaviour expert).

The advent of the Internet and the rise of ‘social [sic] media’ have made matters far worse. My attention was drawn recently to a trailer of a movie that I’ve put on my must-watch list:

The Social Dilemma | Official Trailer | Netflix

Back to the plot

Since wa’ mIn the black one-eyed cat sat on the mat outside my back door several days ago I’ve been trying all sorts of things to locate his owner, but none of them were bearing fruit. Several people suggested putting a post on Facebook; but I deleted my Facebook account in disgust a year and a half ago. I was invited to join ‘nextdoor‘ a while ago, and, fearing that it might just be a faecesbook wannabe clone (it is, pretty much), I gave it a shot. My post there went unremarked (not even a ‘like’).

So, feeling very much the hypocrite, I got in touch with someone I knew was on a local neighbourhood Facebook group and asked if she would post a message appealing for help. She did so, and it apparently generated a flurry of activity that resulted in enabling me to reunite wa’ mIn – his name, I now know, is actually Horatio – with his owner just two days later.

Qapla’!

† I actually don’t like killing birds at all. They’re very pretty. (Well, most of them are.)

About peNdantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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13 Responses to Good news: wa’ mIn has been reunited with his family!

  1. Yes….. Eyes are always watching us…. Not heard of Nextdoor… and Glad I never ever felt the urge to join FB… Wishing you a great rest of your week.. :-)

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  2. Anita Bowden says:

    Thank you for the update on Wa’min! I am so happy to hear that you were able to located his family! <3 With the stress of moving going on, you were very kind to also focus on helping sweet Wa'min! Thank you, also, for posting the "Social Dilemma" trailer. I will have to watch that! Good luck with your move!!

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  3. Yay for the companion being found!
    No one reads post updates as far as I know. What I’ve done recently – if I don’t have enough content for a new post – is reblog the original post with a short blurb at the top as the update.
    The social dilemma movie – That’s why I limit my social media usage, I play with settings to communicate as few pieces of information about me as possible. BUT – I know that’s not entirely possible if I want to be able to live, work, go places, etc. in today’s world :(

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    • peNdantry says:

      reblog the original post with a short blurb at the top as the update

      That kind of works, but then the original post remains, and is available at any time for all to see. Let’s say, for instance, that you were to post an article claiming that 2+2=5, later realised your mistake and reblogged with a correction. Simply deleting the original post wouldn’t be a good solution as it would add to link rot, and I think that you know how much I love that (not).

      You’ve highlighted that what I’ve done here is also not a great solution either; the previous post appealing for help might in future be stumbled upon by someone who might put themselves out trying to assist (yes, unlikely, but possible). As I wouldn’t want that to happen, I’m now popping off to add an addendum to that post, linking to this one. More work, but my CDO affliction refuses to allow me to let it slide….

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      • There ya go. I think a reblog for the people who read now and an addendum on the original for later (random raiders?!) is a great idea. I guess in my instance, I did not worry about ‘correcting’ the original. It was a simple update.

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  4. jilldennison says:

    Awwww … I love a happy ending! I’m so happy for wa’mIn!!! Thanks for updating us!

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  5. Pingback: It would seem that <wa’ mIn> has adopted me… | Wibble

  6. Catxman says:

    Hey, Pendantry. Catxman here.

    I’ve ended my blog and started a new one. Come visit me at:

    http://www.friendsofthegreatvampire.wordpress.com

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    • peNdantry says:

      Thanks for letting me know, Catxman; I’ll check it out. May I ask why you’ve started a new one?

      PS You may want to consider changing the link in your Gravatar to point to the new site instead of the old one.

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