Stirnet Limited FAQ

Stirnet Limited is a private company, registered in England, registered number 02384767. For more information on the company, see the ‘Who are you?’ question on the FAQ lead/General page and also the Contact us page. For information about the Terms & Conditions you shall be deemed to have agreed to comply with and be bound by, because of your use of this site, see Terms of use.
The Stirnet Portal is what we call our provision of links from this site to other sites. We intend to build-up this facility over the next few years.

TWITTER – Stirnet has had an account at Twitter since May 2011 in the name of StirnetCom. [Unfortunately somebody else beat us to using ‘Stirnet’ as an account name. It appears that that person derived the name from STI.R.Net so at least it wasn’t somebody pretending to be us.]  I started using the account to record what database pages I had just uploaded but that rather fell away some time ago. If you think I should use Twitter more, and have a Twitter account yourself, why not start ‘following me’? If enough people do that then I shall start using the account more.

 

FACEBOOK – I opened an account with Facebook in June 2011 (name Peter Barns-Graham; email: peterbg@stirnet.com). Initially I held back to avoid images of my sons at University (and elsewhere) but I slowly came to realise that Facebook might be useful and even quite interesting. However, I am still learning how to use Facebook, and will probably not make much progress until I have had some lessons from one of my sons, so please do not be offended if you offer to become my friend but I am slow to respond. I am still not sure yet exactly what I will use the account for – so watch this space!

 

LINKEDIN – I have had an account since early December 2011 with LinkedIn (name Peter Barns-Graham; email: peterbg@stirnet.com) but am still learning how to use it! If you would like to ‘connect’ with me via LinkedIn then feel free to attempt to do so. Again, I will probably not make much progress until I have had some lessons from one of my sons, so please do not be offended if you offer to become my contact but I am slow to respond. I am still not sure yet exactly what I will use the account for – so watch this space!

 

Is there a common theme with the above? Yes, I am afraid there is. I do hope that it will not be too long before I get to grips with these new Social Media but please be patient with me on this. They will become important to me only if enough people ask me to use them.

No. On 1st February 2008, following a suggestion from a correspondent, I submitted the site to Cyndi’s List (www.cyndislist.com, I think Stirnet was registered sometime in 2012) but that is all I have done. I will not start thinking about developing an advertising & marketing strategy until I have seen how people are responding to this new site.
If you operate a commercial business, see Advertising with Stirnet. If you are thinking about drawing attention to a non-commercial web site, see The Stirnet Portal.
One of the reasons why I started using “I” &  “me” instead of “we” & “us” was because a number of people appear to think that Stirnet is a large organisation. It is not. For most of the time, Stirnet is just a one-man-band, me (Peter). It is appreciated when people make allowance for this!