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So much of what is received in email is questionable. So much of the legends we hear about here in the Sierra Foothills are questionable. So much of what is in the news is questionable. Do you believe everything you read and hear? I can’t tell you how many times I have heard from folks that they got an email, or heard a local story, or something in the media, that just has to be true. Because it was in an email, or, on the internet, or told to us by the news media, it just has to be true! Is it time to wake up?

My husband recounted a story for me many times of when he was in the fourth grade. He was told if you do not know something, and want to find out about a topic, go look it up and research it. The difference between today and back then is back then there was no internet. You actually had to go to a library. Today, the internet is loaded with good information and a lot of mis-information. You just have to weed through it to discover what is correct and what isn’t. Googling something is not the end all be all of information, and same with Yahoo.

If you look up Placerville, CA on the internet and go to the Wikipedia website, it states that Placerville is located in the “Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area.” This is not correct. We are located in El Dorado County, which they do have correct. The Arden Arcade area is near the western side of Sacramento, and Roseville is in the northern metropolitan area quite a distance away from Arden Arcade. Placerville is 42 miles from Sacramento, and is not located in Sacramento County where Arden Arcade and Roseville are.

If you read my blog on the Dogwoods, then you have seen a good example of story telling. We were told about the local Indian legend of the snow on the Dogwoods, and guess what? I researched the topic and found that this was something that had to do with people of the olden days watching nature. It had nothing to do with our local Native Americans.

It is great that the site Snopes.com exists, and they are one of the very few websites that actually looks into the validity of what gets passed around the internet. We need more sites like this. Does anyone out there know of another site like Snopes? If you do, please let me know.

So if you are looking for information about fruits and vegetables, go look at an agricultural website. If you want to find something out that is historical, go to the historical archives where the history you are looking for occurred. You get my drift. Don’t believe everything you read or hear. Look it up and verify the information!

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Recently, Yahoo was doing something as I was unable to access my email account for most of the day. My Yahoo email address was associated with this WordPress blog, and since that particular day that Yahoo was unavailable, I stopped getting notifications of comments made by readers, likes by readers, and post notifications for those who blogs I am subscribed to. This is why I did a previous post to my readers on February 12th, 2012.

I put something out on the WordPress forum thinking that something changed within WordPress. I was wrong. The change was in Yahoo. Today I created a new email account with another provider and the emails came pouring in. My husband and a friend from Ireland both told me to change my email to another company and I am glad that I did.

Right now, my husband is trying to change my email address in his Yahoo address book and guess what? It will not let him change and SAVE the email address. Also, I have all of a sudden been getting spam from some place that I have never heard of and I am unable to block the ads.

I just actually went to my email contact list in Yahoo and found, which astounded me, that I now have 250 contacts. And, it seems that something was changed within Yahoo, that whoever sends me an email all of a sudden gets added to my email contacts. What is up with that? I had chosen to add people myself. I also exported the file of contacts to my new email account and none of them went over. What is with that?

Tonight, my husband noticed that there is now a link in Yahoo for Facebook contacts. Why? Did Zuckerberg’s group buy Yahoo? Could this transition be the cause? Does anyone know? Why did Yahoo change?

I have used Yahoo since it has been around, and now, not so sure if I ever what to go back there again. How about you? If you have a Yahoo email account, please let me know by commenting to this blog if you are experiencing similar problems. And I thank you in advance for doing so.

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